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Connecting patients to expert care with telehealth

Telehealth is helping bridge the gaps of time and distance for patients who live far from a provider or specialist and is a growing technology for patients who lead busy lives and need quick and easy access.

Regional health care providers can also tap into specialized expertise through several virtual solutions that can be used in emergency situations.

Legacy Health uses many different types of hardware platforms and software to make different types of telehealth consults possible. From our Tele-Baby to our Tele-stroke programs, we treat a wide range of ages and needs.

Patients who have access to “virtual visits” benefit by receiving high-quality care with less waiting and easier follow up. Providers use telehealth tools that are secure and meet health privacy law rules (HIPAA).

There are three main types of consults available based on what care or information is needed.

Acute on-demand care

These consults happen in an emergency room or birthing center. Our providers use a mobile interactive video system to talk with the patient and care team.

Legacy Telehealth provides assistance in these emergency cases:

  • Newborn consultation and resuscitation 
  • Infectious disease
  • Neurology 
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Stroke

Routine scheduled care

This type of telehealth consult is scheduled in advance and takes place in a physician office or clinic. We use Cisco video conferencing for these visits.

We offer assistance in:

  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Maternal-fetal medicine genetic counseling
  • Cardiology
  • Behavioral health

Distant diagnostics

This is the transfer of images or information sent from one facility to another, but not in real time. An example is X-ray images sent to a provider at another location for interpretation.

Programs include:

  • Echocardiogram interpretation
  • CT and CTA interpretation to support tele-stroke
  • Holter monitor over reads

For more information about Legacy Telehealth, contact Lori Wakashige at 503-415-5402