Pediatric Telemedicine

The Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) Telemedicine department brings pediatric subspecialty health care and consultation closer to home for families across the state of Arkansas, including clinic visits and follow-up medical care. The expertise of ACH’s pediatric specialists is becoming more available to patients and health care providers through telemedicine. ACH telemedicine programs help support a statewide system of health care for children needing primary and subspecialty services. The department strives to continually expand access and services offered via telemedicine.

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine, more broadly referred to as telehealth, is the use of electronic information, imaging and communication technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants. Telehealth includes a growing variety of applications and services using interactive video/audio, mobile devices and other forms of telecommunication technologies. The benefits of telemedicine can include improving diagnosis and treatment times with quicker access to specialists and also help families reduce, and sometimes avoid, long and costly travel to Little Rock for their child’s care.

Current Telemedicine Programs:

The ACH Telemedicine department is currently exploring other services to be offered in the future.

Contact the Telemedicine department by emailing us at telemedicine@archildrens.org.