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Johns Hopkins Telemedicine

About Telemedicine

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine, also commonly known as telehealth, is transforming the delivery of health care beyond traditional face-to-face interaction by enabling providers to deliver convenient, high quality, low-cost care.

By using technology to connect medical experts to patients and experts to other experts around the world, providers are instantaneously empowered to exchange medical information for the purpose of improving a patient’s health status.

The Practical Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine services provide patients easier, more convenient access to their health care providers when they most need timely answers, whether the patient is in a rural setting with limited access to a health provider or in a care facility seeking more comprehensive answers.

Additionally, by leveraging these technologies, our experts at Johns Hopkins can easily collaborate with specialists in other locations to ensure our patients are receiving the highest multidisciplinary care anywhere in the world. Telemedicine services also enable providers to efficiently treat more patients in need, consult with other experts to provide better diagnoses, and reduce overall health care costs.

The Office of Telemedicine

The Office of Telemedicine works with payors and leading clinical experts across Johns Hopkins Medicine to provide high-quality, coordinated, personalized care to those in need – whether they’re down the hall or on the other side of the world. Just like an in-person consultation, patient information and safety is paramount – each transmission is secure and compliant with all traditional privacy regulations.

Office of Telemedicine Leadership

Clinical Director

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Zimmer-Galler, Ingrid E, M.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Executive Clinical Director, Office of Telemedicine
Chief, Wilmer Eye Institute – Frederick

Administrative Director

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Rebecca Canino

Administrative Director, Office of Telemedicine


Contact the Office of Telemedicine

Health Care Professionals

Johns Hopkins employees that have questions about telemedicine services can email the Office of Telemedicine. If you are seeking advice for a health problem, do not use this email address.

If you would like to find a doctor or request an appointment, visit Patients can also send a message to their doctor through MyChart.

Johns Hopkins Faculty and Staff

For Johns Hopkins staff interested in beginning a telemedicine program, please visit the Office of Telemedicine’s intranet site (requires a JHED login) for more information on how to get involved.