Youngsters’s Hospital LA launches telehealth pressing care

Youngsters’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has debuted Digital Pressing Care, out there to kids and younger adults as much as age 21 who require after-hours take care of non-emergency sickness or accidents.

The service pairs sufferers with CHLA suppliers by way of video assembly from a pc, pill or smartphone. 

Digital Pressing Care will deal with non-emergency sickness and accidents, together with fever, higher respiratory infections, vomiting, minor eye issues, allergic reactions and minor accidents like bruises and scrapes. 

Suppliers of the telehealth service will present discharge directions, ship prescriptions to pharmacies and, if wanted, let sufferers and households know the place and methods to get continued care.

Youngsters’s Hospital Los Angeles is consistently working to implement sensible, revolutionary options to reinforce the affected person household expertise and enhance entry to care. Because of CHLA’s new Digital Pressing Care service, households from throughout California can obtain world-class care from physicians on the prime ranked pediatric hospital on the West Coast from the consolation of their very own house,” Omkar Kulkarni, chief transformation and digital officer at Youngsters’s Hospital Los Angeles, stated in an announcement.


In keeping with the Division of Well being and Human Companies, telehealth visits elevated by 154% through the COVID-19 pandemic and account for 30.2% of all healthcare visits. 

One other examine by the Journal of Affected person Expertise, digital pressing care visits diminished go to occasions from a median of 70 minutes to 9 minutes. The identical examine additionally confirmed price financial savings of a median of $90 for digital visits versus in individual pressing care visits. 

Youngsters’s Hospital Los Angeles is the biggest supplier of hospital care for youngsters within the state of California. 

In February, the hospital obtained $6 million from the California Institute of Regenerative Drugs to develop revolutionary stem cell approaches to deal with kids and adolescents with recurrent strong tumors. The analysis is geared in the direction of reprogramming affected person immune cells to focus on most cancers cells by genetic modifications in tumors. 

Throughout the identical month, CHLA unveiled a fetal cardiac care clinic for treating anticipating moms and fetal sufferers with congenital coronary heart defects and coronary heart ailments earlier than start. The clinic presents superior imaging methods reminiscent of 4D imaging and fetal cardiac MRI. 

Opponents within the digital pressing care area embody Wyoming-based TelMDFirst and healthcare large CVS Well being’s MinuteClinic. 

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