Virtual Care: When and Where You Need It

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Kristi HendersonImagine visiting with your doctor in the comfort of your own home, rather than having to drive across town in traffic—think virtual, Skype-like video chat. What about monitoring a chronic health condition, like diabetes, through an app both you and your doctor can access? These are just a couple examples of the new ways Ascension Seton doctors are using technology to reach patients.

Kristi Henderson, Seton’s vice president of virtual care and innovation recently sat down with KXAN News to talk about virtual care. She says this new model is transforming healthcare and here’s why it matters.

Did you know virtual care can:

  • Eliminate costly and unnecessary trips to the ER
  • Make healthcare more convenient
  • Provide greater access to specialists
  • Track your health information
  • Save you time and money
  • Improve your overall health

Using technology, no matter where you are, Ascension Seton provides the best care possible, when and where you need it.

”It doesn’t matter if it’s for primary care, specialty care, or emergency care, in a home, workplace, community hospital or clinic,” Henderson said. “This is about using valuable resources in healthcare more wisely.”

Henderson says Ascension Seton doctors share resources across hospitals, so you get the same level of care no matter where you go.

Want to learn more?

Kristi Henderson will present a panel at this year’s SXSW Interactive. Catch her on March 12 at the JW Mariott from 5-6 p.m. #RuralTech.

For the latest in virtual care, follow Henderson on Twitter @KristiHenderson and Ascension Seton @Setonfamily.