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UPMC Somerset Telemedicine Services
UPMC is committed to using the latest, most innovative technology to deliver quality, cost-effective, convenient care close to home.
Telemedicine Services offered at UPMC Somerset
- Tele-endocrinology (Endocrinology Telemedicine Services | UPMC Telemedicine Services)
- Tele-rheumatology (UPMC Rheumatology Telemedicine Services | UPMC Telemedicine)
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a broad term referring to the use of telecommunications technology by providers to diagnose and treat patients. It connects them remotely, often in real-time, through computers, smartphones, or tablets. UPMC offers telemedicine for both inpatient and outpatient care.
Benefits of Telemedicine
Telemedicine gives you access to the expertise of UPMC’s highly trained physicians—without needing to travel.
- Fast expert care in situations when seconds count
- Faster diagnosis, which leads to faster treatment
- Low travel costs
- Improved patient care
What to Expect During a Telemedicine Consult
During a telemedicine consultation or examination, a nurse or physician will be present to provide you with any required on-site care. You and your UPMC specialist will be able to see and hear each other via a telemedicine video chat.
Your UPMC specialist will ask you and your physician about your condition and symptoms and will have full remote access to your medical records and laboratory or imaging test results.
Your UPMC specialist will work with your on-site medical team to diagnose your condition and determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. Your on-site medical team will carry out any necessary treatment or, if necessary, arrange for your care at another facility.