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Center for Telehealth

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Telehealth team implements tools throughout the telehealth continuum in order to achieve the ultimate goal of an integrated virtual patient experience.

Telehealth Continuum
Telehealth Information

What Is The Difference Between Telemedicine And Telehealth??

Telemedicine: The use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s health status.

Telehealth: The use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

Services The Center For Telehealth Has Helped Develop


  • Apps: Tools4U, a patient education and self-management tool designed to address several patient populations.
    • Diabetes Care: Provides tools to diabetics who can access clinical content, journal their blood sugar, diet, and insulin management, have access to educational content – assess diabetes knowledge through quizzes, and can challenge themselves with goal-oriented tasks.
    • Complex Care: Patients have access to feeding and weight tracking journals, information on how to care for your child’s feeding tube and other coming feeding tube problems, plus the ability to test your feeding tube IQ.


  • e-Visits: Leveraging high definition video and the use of electronic peripheral devices to conduct “virtual clinics.”
    • Gastroenterology: For our physician currently in Las Vegas, Nevada, patients can still be seen in Columbus, Ohio in the telehealth clinic for constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive & gastro-esophageal reflux.
    • Psychiatry: For patients who cannot make routine appointments to our downtown location because of distance, patients can be seen at the Ironton, Ohio Close to Home office. Our Ironton clinic serves established patients with attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior disorder, oppositional defiant disorder.
    • Speech Language Pathology: This pilot program provides in home therapy services via video connection. This service enables speech language evaluations, therapies and family counseling.
  • e-Consults:
    • Cardiology e-Consults: Remote echocardiogram studies interpreted by pediatric cardiologist in the same day, with a turnaround time of just a few hours.
    • Neonatology e-Consults: The Nationwide Children’s Hospital enabled network allows for connection to regional hospitals with Level I and II nurseries via high definition video.


Latest news: Mobile Health Tools for the Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Home

Accessible. Comprehensive. Family-Centered. Continuous, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. These words define the pediatric patient-centered medical home according to an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement. Creating this type of comprehensive care environment is the ideal. However, practical realities often present obstacles for practices to achieve this ideal state.

The article, “mHealth Tools for the Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Home” authored by Michael Slaper, MHSA, and Kimberly Conkol, RN, BSN, and recently published in the journal, Pediatric Annals, details some of the rapidly evolving and scalable technology advancing the concept of a more accessible and effective medical home.


Contact Information

For more information regarding our Telehealth program please contact:

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Telehealth is an institutional member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

Steering Committee

telehealth and telemedicine advocacy efforts

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000