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Telemedicine Services at UPMC in Central Pa

UPMC is committed to using the latest, most innovative technology to deliver quality, cost-effective, convenient care.

Get the care you need, right where you need it. Schedule or learn more about video visits at UPMC in central Pa.

That's why our specialists use state-of-the-art telemedicine technology to provide real-time consultations and examinations via video conferencing. We offer telemedicine in a range of specialty areas, including:

 

Salim, Saiyed, MD, VP

Salim Saiyed, MD, VP
Chief Medical Information Officer 
saiyeds@upmc.edu

Phil Witkowski
Telemedicine Director
witkowskip@upmc.edu


Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine gives you access to the expertise of UPMC in central Pa.’s highly trained physicians—without needing to travel. In some cases, you may even be able to consult with a UPMC in central Pa. specialist from the comfort of your local physician’s office. Other patient benefits include:

  • Fast expert care in situations when seconds count
  • Faster diagnosis, which leads to faster treatment
  • Low travel costs
  • Improved patient care

Telestroke Network

The UPMC in central Pa. Telestroke Network gives stroke patients at community hospitals throughout the area 24/7 access to the life saving expertise of our acute stroke experts.

Using telemedicine technology, our neurologists can remotely evaluate and diagnose people who have had strokes and make treatment recommendations to emergency medicine doctors at other hospitals. Our staff communicates using the Vidyo Telemedicine platform. 

Having a prompt stroke evaluation increases the chance you will receive clot-dissolving therapies (thrombolysis) or other procedures in time to reduce injury resulting from stroke.

What to Expect During a Telemedicine Consult

During a telemedicine consultation or examination, a nurse or physician will be present to provide you with any required on-site care. You and your UPMC Pinnacle specialist will be able to see and hear each other via a Telemedicine robot.

Your UPMC in central Pa. specialist will ask you and your physician about your condition and symptoms and will have full remote access to your medical records and laboratory or imaging test results.

Your UPMC in central Pa. specialist will work with your on-site medical team to diagnose your condition and determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. Your on-site medical team will carry out any necessary treatment or, if necessary, arrange for your care at another facility.

UPMC Central Pa. Portal

UPMC Central Pa. Portal provides patients across the central Pennsylvania region with secure access to their health information. It is the fastest way to send a message to your doctor, refill prescriptions, get test results, and schedule and manage appointments, including video visits.

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