Experts at Johns Hopkins can use telehealth services to collaborate with specialists in other locations to ensure 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.
Telemedicine encourages greater collaboration and ultimately contributes to a higher level of multidisciplinary care for the patient.
How to Connect
Medical experts outside the Johns Hopkins network can set up virtual consultations through Johns Hopkins CareLink.
Johns Hopkins doctors and clinics interested in setting up telemedicine capabilities can contact the Office of Telemedicine.
Tools You’ll Need
To conduct virtual visits or consultations, you may need some or all of the following:
- Johns Hopkins CareLink
- Smartphone, tablet or laptop with webcam
- Hopkins Access Line (HAL)
- Poly app
- Peripheral instruments (stethoscope, etc.)
- Teleport (roaming mobile cart)
“It’s ideal because it expands what we can do. There is a huge opportunity in telemedicine for populations that find it hard to get to the doctor.”
— Deirdre Johnston, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., participating physician
Wilmer Eye Institute experts are using telemedicine services to consult with emergency department experts at Howard County General Hospital.
Research indicates that about 40% of emergency department visits for eye issues are non-emergent. For community hospitals and emergency locations without ophthalmologists available around the clock, telehealth services can benefit patient care and reduce the need for transferring patients from one emergency department to another.
Additional resources to help clinicians get started with telemedicine are available on the intranet.