Now Providing Telemedicine | Overview
VALHALLA, NY— Extraordinary challenges call for the most innovative answers. As a way to best meet the health care needs of families with infants, toddlers, children and adolescents in the New York Metropolitan Area, the Hudson Valley and Southern Connecticut, the skilled pediatric physician specialists at Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP) have launched an innovative medical platform enabling parents and caregivers to hold their important medical appointments remotely through a virtual, visual interface. It’s telemedicine, and it’s the perfect way for families to safely interact with their child’s physician via computer, tablet or telephone.
"At Boston Children’s Health Physicians, during these extraordinary difficult times, we want to do everything we can to ensure that families continue to receive the finest health care available anywhere for their children,” explains Gerard Villucci, FACHE, CEO of BCHP. “Telemedicine enables our exceptional physicians and their staffs to interact remotely with families and discuss any medical issue. Our physicians listen attentively, determine the best course of action, and work with families to ensure that their child is diagnosed and treated with the utmost care and attention.”
BCHP’s telemedicine provides an alternative tool to evaluate patients, allowing physicians to consult and care for patients remotely using video conferencing technology. Our providers are now only a phone call (or video chat) away! BCHP is using this latest video conferencing technology to conduct telehealth appointments, enabling our physicians to evaluate and diagnose patients remotely, extending our high quality of care to patients and families at home while reducing the spread of illness.
“Telemedicine has become a critical means of communication during this pandemic,” states Suzanne Kaseta, MD, BCHP Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory Practice. “It has allowed patients and families to receive healthcare from their own pediatricians and pediatric specialists from the safety of their homes. Parents are heartened to have continued care from trusted sources, the providers who know their children best.”
The BCHP network includes over 300 general pediatric and sub-specialist physicians working in 60 medical offices throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, the Hudson Valley, and Southern Connecticut.