About Telehealth

Telehealth connects patients to vital health care services through videoconferencing, remote monitoring, electronic consults, and wireless communications.It has long been a key tool in expanding access to rural and underserved communities by offering more timely care for those who might otherwise have to wait weeks or travel long distances for an appointment. Patients in urban and suburban areas also benefit, especially vulnerable patients without reliable access to transportation, for whom virtual follow-up visits could be key to managing chronic conditions. By increasing access to physicians and specialists, telehealth helps ensure patients — regardless of where they live — receive the best possible care. Hospitals and health systems continue to invest in technology, training, and patient education to ensure this innovative mode of care is available to expand access to care throughout the state. 

CMS Updates FAQs on End of COVID-19 PHE

On May 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated its frequently asked questions on the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency and related waivers and flexibilities, including revised responses to questions about the use of telehealth for certain therapy services and mental health services.  

John Muir Health takes test inventories to a new level

Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — but not every role gets the credit it deserves. At John Muir Health, a comprehensive approach to test processing and materials in the laboratory helped to speed diagnosis and save lives.

Tenet Health Brings TeleER to the Central Coast

Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — even reaching outside their four walls. At Tenet Health Central Coast, an innovative new TeleER program meant patients were tended to without setting foot in the hospital.