Connecting Patients Through Telehealth Services
Through the Telehealth Services at Teton Valley Health we are able to connect patients to vital health care services through videoconferencing, remote monitoring, electronic consults, and wireless communications. By increasing access to providers and specialists, telehealth helps ensure patients receive the right care, at the right place, at the right time.
At Teton Valley Health, the right care is closer than you think. We have an extraordinary team of gifted providers and the region’s best telehealth partnerships our patients need for integrated and comprehensive healthcare. As a result of our expanding telehealth services at Teton Valley Health, patients can receive high-quality and compassionate care right here, close to home.
Our affiliations with Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Health, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, and Blue Sky Neurology have brought the best and brightest to support the medical needs of our community.
Telehealth for Family Medicine
At Teton Valley Health we look at our patients’ health from every possible angle. It’s how we can paint a comprehensive and integrated picture of their health, even through telehealth appointments.
Today, in-person appointments are not always practical, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t receive the quality healthcare you deserve. Through a telehealth appointment, existing patients can connect with our Family Medicine Team to receive care for a variety of reasons including chronic disease management, respiratory illness, allergies, rashes, injury or infection follow-up, discussing test results, and more.
People suffering from burns and cold injuries (such as frostbite) are able to receive immediate care through TeleBurn from top specialists with the Burn & Reconstructive Center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC).
Specialists are available around the clock to offer burn services including consultations and treatment recommendations reducing the expense and amount of time spent traveling for distant care.
Burn injuries can be highly traumatic and require expert care from a team of dedicated burn specialists. The Burn & Reconstructive Center at EIRMC is one of only a few burn centers in the Northwest region of the country and is an affiliate of the Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), the nation’s largest system for burn care.
BRCA is also nationally-recognized in providing care for adults and children with all types of burn injuries and wounds and has continuously maintained verification by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association.
The TeleBurn program allows physicians and other clinicians at TVH’s Emergency Room to consult through a secure audio-visual platform directly with a local panel of burn specialists at EIRMC including:
- Tait Olaveson
- Michael Lemon
- James Summers
- Nick Johnson
The program is available around the clock to offer burn services including consultations and recommendations for treatments performed at TVH, reducing the expense and amount of time spent traveling for distant care. Patients presenting to the ER suffering from burns and cold injuries, such as frostbite, are able to receive immediate care from the best burn specialists in the region.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50,000 burn injuries require hospitalization each year in the United States, with over 10,000 dying from burn-related infections. When it comes to treating burn injuries, immediate care is critical.
The TeleBurn program provides comprehensive care for both adults and children affected by a wide range of injuries and conditions including the following:
- Burns (Chemical, electrical, friction/road rash, inhalation and thermal)
- Skin sloughing, and more
Through TeleStroke, national practice neurologists, specializing in interventional neurology, meet with patients and Teton Valley Health’s Emergency Room to help rapidly and accurately diagnose strokes based on real-time visual exams, assessment of medical imaging and lab results, and consulting with onsite medical personnel. TeleStroke, provided by Blue Sky Neurology, brings superior levels of neurological care to patients not only within Teton Valley but across the entire nation.
The national practice neurologists through Blue Sky Neurology are available on-demand 24/7 to meet with patients and emergency room providers for fast and immediate care. Early action is of the utmost importance when treating a stroke. As a result, the average TeleStroke neurologist response time is 5 minutes from activation. Patients needing further stroke care can be easily transferred to EIRMC, who also utilize Blue Sky Neurology, making the transition of care seamless.
Through TeleBehavioral Health, mental health professionals from The Behavioral Health Center (BHC) at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) work with our Emergency Room to conduct behavioral health crisis assessments to help determine the appropriate level of care.
TeleBehavioral Health services are available 24/7 and offered to patients experiencing mental illness emergencies that may or may not be complicated with substance abuse. Mental health care professionals from BHC work with our emergency room medical team via telehealth videoconferencing to help coordinate an appropriate treatment plan. Through TeleBehavioral Health patients can receive an immediate, real-time assessment by mental health experts when it matters most.
The Behavioral Health Center is a 74-bed psychiatric facility operated by Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and is available every day and every night for people in psychiatric crisis.
Through TeleOncology available at Teton Valley Health, patients are able to meet with a highly trained specialist to evaluate individual needs, consult on treatments and follow-up options, and more. TeleOncology, provided by Intermountain Healthcare, brings nationally recognized cancer care right here to the valley, allowing patients to stay closer to home and family, avoiding unnecessary travel.
From early detection to treatments including genetic tracking, chemotherapy, and surgery as well as treatment planning and palliative care, the Oncology Team at Teton Valley Health can provide individualized support and medically-advanced care. Through TeleOncology, Intermountain Healthcare specialists are able to visit with patients through a telehealth visit at the Specialty Clinic in Driggs, reducing the need to travel uncomfortable distances away from home.
To learn more about TeleOncology, click HERE.
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For more information about Telehealth visits or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (208) 354-2383.