Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati Children’s) has collaborated with Teladoc Health, a telemedicine company to build the industry’s first consumer pediatric telehealth platform. The consumer-centric telehealth platform develops on Cincinnati Children’s existing Center for Telehealth, which currently provides video-based telemedicine clinics, e-visits and remote provider case conferences, and video consults, to assist in generating relationships with physicians and families to accelerate delivery of high-quality care.
According to the announcement, the development of the platform will begin off throughout the Q2, with ease of use to other pediatric hospitals and medical centers targeted for early later this year. As part of the announcement, Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Children’s, Dr. Steve Davis will lead an interdisciplinary team that will serve in an advisory role. With this, Cincinnati Children’s proven and pediatric clinical care expertise reach to guide the development. The platform has core components, including pediatric-specific workflows, clinical requirements and user experience for patients and their families.
On this move, SVP Information Services and CIO at Cincinnati Children’s, Marianne James explained that whether we’re treating a child who has a complicated diagnosis or treating and managing more common illness, our pursuit of the best outcomes means that our telehealth system should be tailored to pediatric needs. She further added that Cincinnati Children’s, through our Center for Telehealth, continues to expand telehealth services for pediatric patients. We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing an innovative platform to market that will benefit other hospitals, children and families across the country.