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 3 aired 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.

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