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Pediatric Telemedicine in the Emergency Department: A Pair of Pre- and Post-COVID Programs

A talk by Richard Brodsky
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Telemedicine, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Bristol-Myers Squibb Childrens' Hospital

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About this talk

Dr. Brodsky will discuss the current model of pediatric emergency medicine consultation services used at a tertiary care children's hospital. The use case describes the access of adult facilities to pediatric expertise which creates exceptional efficiencies in subspecialty care. In addition, a new COVID-19 triage and treatment telemedicine strategy for the emergency department will be discussed.

Key Takeaways

  1. Hear how pediatrics and its varying subspecialties can be a resource delivered through telemedicine platforms.
  2. Learn about telepresence of pediatric expertise in adult institutions and its benefits to the system financially and ability to increase both patient and physician satisfaction.
  3. See how telemedicine in the emergency department can be a powerful tool to protect healthcare providers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Richard Brodsky

MD