Teladoc, Cincinnati Children's partner on pediatric consumer telehealth platform

Teladoc Health is working with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to develop its first consumer-specific pediatric telehealth platform.

The platform will be based off Telehealth's current model, with modifications made to accommodate pediatric-specific workflows, clinical requirement and user experience for patients and their families.

Cincinnati Children's COO Steve Davis, MD, will lead an interdisciplinary team of hospital personnel that will serve as an advisor to the project. The team will incorporate Cincinnati Children's pediatric clinical care expertise to the platform's development, which is set to kick off during the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.

"Whether we're treating a child who has a complicated diagnosis or treating and managing more common illness, our pursuit of the best outcomes means that our telehealth system should be tailored to pediatric needs," Cincinnati Children's CIO and Senior Vice President Marianne James, said in a news release. "Cincinnati Children's, through our center for telehealth, continues to expand telehealth services for pediatric patients. We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing an innovative platform to market that will benefit other hospitals, children and families across the country.”

The organizations plan to make the platform available to other pediatric hospitals and medical centers in early 2020.

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