Lehigh Valley, Blue Mountain Join in Telemedicine Partnership

The Blue Mountain Health System, based in Lehighton, Pa., and Lehigh Valley Health Network, based in Allentown, Pa., have formed a partnership to provide telemedicine services that will expand the availability of infectious disease medicine for the residents of Carbon County and the surrounding areas, according to a health system news release.

The partnership will link the infectious disease specialists of the LVHN with the Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton Hospital campuses of BMHS. Patients and physicians will have telemedicine access to the LVHN infectious disease team for consults.

The partnership will use a patient exam camera, electronic stethoscope and high-definition audio/video connections, mixed with other health information technologies. This provides the tools necessary for the infectious disease specialist at LVHN to properly examine the patient and make treatment recommendations to the patient's attending physician at BMHS.

Read the news release about the telemedicine partnership between Lehigh Valley Health Network and Blue Mountain Health System.

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