Telehealth

Care Anywhere
We support a broad variety of technologies & techniques to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services.

Photo: Steven Chan/UCSF

Photo: Steven Chan/UCSF

Telehealth is the use of technology to help patients receive health care over a geographical distance. When correctly implemented, telehealth can increase quality of care, increase patient satisfaction, and decrease the costs of care. Long considered to be the future of healthcare, telehealth technologies are now widely available and easy to use.

The Telehealth Resource Center at UCSF supports programs that allow the expertise of UCSF physicians to be shared with patients and physicians located far beyond San Francisco. Through our state-of-the-art technology and operations infrastructure, we support activities such as:

  • Case consultations with remote physicians, utilizing high quality video conferencing
  • Telehealth encounters with patients in distant hospitals or clinics
  • Telehealth encounters with patients in their homes

 

    If you are a healthcare provider or hospital interested in accessing UCSF specialists via telehealth, please contact us. We are eager to work with you to implement telehealth in your facility, and will help with many common challenges, including equipment selection, workflow design, documentation, legal and billing requirements, and training.

    Linda Branagan, PhD
    Director, Telehealth Programs
    [email protected]