Children's Hospital Colorado
Telehealth

Telehealth

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we treat the big things, the small things and everything in between.

Pediatric Telemedicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado

The Department of Telehealth works to create technology solutions that empower patients and providers to transform healthcare. Our team helps create efficiencies and improves the quality of care by: 

  • Transforming the way healthcare is delivered 
  • Transforming patient and provider education    

What is the purpose of telehealth (also known as telemedicine)?

At Children's Colorado, the mission of the Telehealth Department is to provide the right care to children across the nation, in the right place at the right time. This means serving patients and families where they are, supporting providers and clinicians when they need it, and furthering opportunities for all: patients, families, providers, partners and payors. 

Get answers to frequently asked questions about telemedicine.

How does telehealth work?

Some people say telehealth is like Facetime or Skype with your doctor, but with medical-grade HIPAA compliant tools. Essentially, telemedicine provides the convenience of best-practice medical care for patient visits or education at a time and place most convenient for the family.

Learn more about conditions treated with telehealth and the services we offer.

Using telehealth to help diabetes patients

The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has collaborated closely with Children’s Colorado, successfully using telehealth for patients with diabetes mellitus living in Wyoming and communities in Western Colorado. Researchers from BDC at the Anschutz Medical Campus have launched a major clinical study using telehealth to target youth with type 1 diabetes with the help of over $1 million in gifts, including $960,000 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Read more about the innovative approach for young adults with type 1 diabetes.

New law makes telehealth available across the state

On March 20, 2015, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill expanding telehealth services in the state — prompting Children’s Hospital Colorado to put the new law to use immediately. House Bill 1029 will improve access to telehealth for Coloradans across the state and requires insurers to reimburse healthcare providers for telehealth services in counties of all sizes. Read more about the recent expansion bill signed into law.

For more information

To get started using telehealth with Children's Colorado, please refer to our video conference tips.

If you have questions or need help setting up a Vidyo account, please email us at Telehealth@ChildrensColorado.org


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