Access to Emergency Care for Mentally Ill Patients
Mercy San Juan Medical Center's Use of Wireless Remote Telehealth Robot Improves Access to Emergency Care.
KCRA 3aired a story on May 14 about the issue of mental health patients showing up at local emergency departments. Reporter Claire Doan featured Mercy San Juan Medical Center’s use of a wireless remote telehealth robot to connect a psychiatrist remotely to mental health patients in the ED. She interviewed Dr. Seth Thomas, medical director of Mercy San Juan’s emergency department.