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Dignity Health telehealth services bring specialists to your bedside.
Telehealth allows your healthcare team to consult with a highly trained specialist in Sacramento, so that you get the most up-to-date treatments. You will still have a hospitalist at Mark Twain Medical Center that will provide your care everyday.
Telehealth stroke physician on computer screen observes patient being examined by Dr. Randy Smart,
Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Mark Twain Medical Center.
Telehealth information is used by the ICU staff and shared with family to respond to changes in a patient’s condition quickly and effectively, and is noted in the patient’s chart.
Patient consent is required. When a patient is admitted the consent for Telehealth treatment was signed during the registration process. However, all ICU Telehealth patients will be asked by their nurse to consent verbally at the time of notification to utilize Telehealth Services.