At OSF HealthCare, our TeleHealth Programs use advanced videoconferencing technology to connect patients to OSF specialists who may not physically have an office in certain communities. Our patients have access to the right specialist for your care, an accurate and timely diagnosis and the most appropriate and reliable treatment options - all without having to travel.
If you are a health care provider, you want resources to assist you in providing the most accurate, timely diagnosis so you can recommend the most appropriate level of care and provide real-time answers for patients. Working together, our physicians, specialists, and even our patients are contributing to better patient outcomes, reduced health care costs and improved access to health care services.
By using technology to connect health care providers across our OSF system and even outside of it, we’re raising the bar in health care quality.
OSF ConstantCare combines expert medical staff, digital technology, and compassionate care to help our hospitals provide the highest level of quality care to the patients we serve in our intensive care units (ICU).
Vital signs, medications, blood test results, X-rays and other important information are monitored remotely from our eICU Center in real-time by our specially trained team of critical care doctors and nurses.
Our staff collaborates with the bedside care team to determine the overall condition of the patient, allowing for faster response times and less complications.
Should an emergency occur, OSF ConstantCare physicians are there to provide a quick evaluation and appropriate treatment for the patient.
TeleNeurology visits bridge the gap virtually, in real-time, between patients – in either an inpatient or outpatient setting - and the provider best suited to evaluate and collaborate on treatment planning - no matter where the patient presents and the consulting provider’s physical location.
For our patients, this means if you live in Rockford and have a neurological issue and the best physician to help with your care is in Peoria, you don’t have to travel to Peoria.
Through the use of technology physicians can collaborate to provide you the very best care no matter where you are.
Like TeleNeurology, TeleCardiology visits bridge the gap virtually, in real-time, between patients and the provider best suited to evaluate and collaborate on treatment planning - no matter where the patient presents and the consulting provider’s physical location. This service is offered at various locations in an outpatient setting.
When your child is ill or injured, you need access to a provider who understands caring for children. Through the OSF TelePediatrics program, children don't have to physically be at the OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois to benefit from the expertise of the OSF Children's Hospital provider. This service is offered at various locations in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
As part of our commitment to the health and wellness of our Mission partners, OSF HealthCare offers extensive health and wellness services to employees via videoconferencing. These services are also available to community employers also wishing to positively impact the health and wellness of their employees.
In the event of a disaster, OSF TeleDisaster Response enables emergency responders to improve the triage and treatment of patients in the field. The team uses mobile tablets and 2-way video to connect on-site disaster teams to physicians in the Emergency Department at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center - a level one trauma center.