Utah hospital launches telemedicine services for prenatal care

Salt Lake City-based St. Mark's Hospital is offering a new telemedicine service that provides pregnant patients with at-home checkup kits and virtual appointments, ABC affiliate KTVX reports.

The service is designed to replace in-person clinic visits by completing testing that can be done through telemedicine technology. The at-home medical kit allows the patient to collect data on hers and the baby's heart rates and blood pressure as well as a urine sample.

After the patient uses the at-home kit, she can call into St. Mark's Hospital to speak with her provider about her results.

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