CPT Telemedicine & Telehealth Network
Telemedicine is a way of using technology to provide or support clinical care at a distance. The Child Protection Team Telemedicine Network uses this technology to provide medical assessments for children who are alleged victims of abuse or neglect.
Telemedicine offers benefits from many perspectives, including:
Telemedicine works by connecting a child from one location with a health care professional in another location. A doctor or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner located at the “hub” site directs the medical examination. Meanwhile, a Registered Nurse at the “remote” site greets the child, explains the telemedicine equipment, and assists with the medical examination. The exam is conducted on the child at the remote site, but through the special telemedicine equipment, medical professionals are able to see the exam and diagnose the child.