Pediatric Telemedicine Consultations
Leveraging technology to connect to the care your child needs.
What is Telemedicine?
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, we are anchored by the belief that children do better when they are able to stay in their communities, surrounded by their families and support system. Lurie Children’s Care Connect™ leverages technology to extend pediatric leadership and expertise to patients and providers, whenever it is needed. Using a variety of telecommunication technologies, including real-time video conferencing, your local care team can collaborate closely with Lurie Children's specialists and subspecialists to help assess your child, review diagnostic images and data, and provide an expert diagnosis or support for a treatment plan.
What are the benefits?
- Improved access to pediatric expertise and specialists
- Better response capabilities to pediatric trauma
- Ability to stay close to home when receiving care
- Reduced stress on children and their families
- Less time away from work for you and less disruption to your home and family.
“ Emergency telemedicine consultations help to reduce unnecessary transfers and keep kids close to home, all while
improving access to the expertise of our specialists."
Dana Schinasi, MD
Lurie Children’s Telemedicine Program
What can I expect?
By providing this service, your care team is working to make today’s visit as easy for you and your family as possible.
A telemedicine consultation is a real-time connection to Lurie Children’s Emergency Department using live video technology on a cart like the one pictured above. Similar to what you have experienced with your local, in-person care team, our Lurie Children’s physician will introduce himself/herself, ask you to confirm your child’s identity, ask questions related to the reason for your child’s visit and then discuss with you what kinds of treatment may benefit your child.
And don’t worry, the consultation is totally private and is not recorded. The safety and security of your child is a top priority for all of us.
Why Lurie Children’s?
One of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, Lurie Children’s delivers the highest quality, family-centered care and highimpact research. Lurie Children’s is the top children’s hospital in Illinois and the largest pediatric specialty provider in the region, by volume. We are once again ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S.News & World Report and placed on the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll — the highest level of recognition — for the seventh year in a row.