DHMC, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Team Up On Telemedicine Care for Children

Jun 13, 2019

Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology.
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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire are providing specialty care for children with heart or urinary conditions via telemedicine.

The centers use live, two-way, secure audio and video to connect providers at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth with SVMC pediatrics patients in Bennington who have the need for cardiac or urology care.

Meaghan Gunn, a pediatrician and medical director of SVMC Pediatrics, said children with conditions that affect their hearts or urinary systems sometimes have to spend a lot more time than their peers traveling to medical appointments, and the specialized care will be more convenient.

To access these services, parents of patients with these special medical needs should ask their pediatrician for a referral. The physicians' offices at CHaD will schedule the telehealth visits.