Telemedicine can provide expedient access to a health care specialist, reduce wait times and readmissions, and get patients important health guidance when and where they most need answers.
Telemedicine at Home
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Video Visits
Patients of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians locations in Canton, Odenton, Frederick and Rockville/Montgomery Grove are now able to schedule video visits, with telehealth programs scheduled to expand to other locations in the near future.
Patients must have their Johns Hopkins provider listed as the primary care physician in Epic, and have had an in-person appointment in the last 18 months to qualify for a video visit. Patients who meet these qualifications may schedule a doctor-to-patient video through MyChart.
Patient Consult: Sunrise Living Facilities
In an effort to improve the continuity of care, prevent hospital readmissions and help patients return to full health, Suburban Hospital offers telemedicine consults to Sunrise Living residents within 24-48 hours of discharge.
Tele-Psychiatry Outreach to Seniors (T-POtS) and MIND at Home
Using in-home telemedicine video conferencing, Johns Hopkins experts are able to deliver mental health treatment and support to seniors with mental illness, dementia and their caregivers, including profoundly ill patients who live in Baltimore City housing. A registered nurse visits the patient at their home, and will initiate the consult with a psychiatrist in a remote location. The Tele-psychiatry Outreach to Seniors and the Maximizing Independence (MIND) at Home efforts have been found to significantly increase the length of time elderly residents with dementia and other memory disorders are able to successfully live at home.
ALS Patient Follow-Up Tele-Video Visits
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is neurodegenerative motor neuron disease leading to progressive muscle weakness and eventually the loss of the ability to speak, move, and breathe, which can make it difficult for patients and caregivers to travel for care. By offering tele-video follow-up visits, Johns Hopkins neurologists are able to assess patient health and advise caregivers while alleviating them from the burden of travel.
Telemedicine in a Care Facility
Emergency Department Video TeleScreening
Historically, emergency department specialists work with the sickest or most seriously injuries patients first, which may result in a long wait time for others waiting for care. Now, certified nursing assistants in the emergency departments at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Howard County General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are utilizing telemedicine technologies to screen patients while communicating with a doctor in a remote location to reduce wait times and begin treating patients more quickly.
ARVD/C Telegenetics Program
For patients with cardiac disease that may stem from an underlying genetic cause, the ability to schedule, consent, and pay for service is available online. The cardiology genetic counseling team plans to provide telemedicine services to patients with difficulty traveling. Visit the Heart & Vascular Institute’s website for more information about the ARVD/C telegenetics program.
Johns Hopkins Homecare Group Patient At-Home Monitoring and Real Time Vitals Capture
The Johns Hopkins Homecare Group and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians are advancing real-time vital sign capture opportunities and video visits to further engage with patients at their home.