The Heart Center telemedicine service allows for the use of store-and-forward cardiac data to enhance local treatment of cardiac patients, which leads to more timely diagnosis and intervention. Through the electronic transmission of cardiac data from a remote site to The Heart Center, the patients’ cardiac studies are stored and transmitted to the Nationwide Children’s Heart Center specialists who then analyze, interpret and make clinical decisions based on the data received. Our vision with telemedicine capabilities is to provide the highest level of care possible while minimizing stress. Through collaborative decision-making, we will help evaluate and determine immediate next step(s) of care as well as provide continued recommendations as developments occur.
Remote monitoring enables patient encounters and provider consultations
The transmission of patient imaging data including transthoracic/transesophageal and fetal echocardiograms, radiographic studies, electrocardiographic studies
Home surveillance monitoring
Interactive video consultations with the following Heart Center specialists to assist in diagnosing and developing a treatment plan
EP, Interventional Cardiology
Adult Congenital Heart
Heart and Heart/Lung Transplants
Pediatric Medical Cardiology
Fetal Cardiac Interventional
Real-time video conferencing, webinars and educational opportunities where clinical professionals in a remote site collaborate directly with Heart Center specialists
With telemedicine capabilities, an entire world-class cardiac team of cardiologists, surgeons, intensivists, nurses and technicians is behind you, enabling you to provide the highest level of care possible for your patients, while minimizing their stress. Through collaborative decision-making we will help evaluate and determine the immediate next step(s) of care as well as provide continued recommendations as developments occur. As leaders in the industry, our dedication and resources also include the ability and commitment to provide on-going cardiac education through video conferencing and webinars.
Better access to heart specialty and subspecialty
Quicker, more accurate diagnosis and treatment
Improved quality outcomes
Reduce travel costs
Through telemedicine, remote site community hospitals will be able to:
Access to the entire Heart Center team, resources and capabilities
Provide local populations with access to cardiac specialists
Bring collaborative, higher-end cardiac services to the community
To learn more about the use of telemedicine with The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s, or to find out how your hospital can partner with us, download the Heart Center Telemedicine Fact Sheet or the Telemedicine at Nationwide Children's Brochure.