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Children’s Hospital helps patients in rural areas through telemedicine

Telemedicine is being used to help children in rural areas get the care they need thanks to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

The state-of-the-art program is like Skype for doctors. Specialists at the Children’s Hospital talk to, advise and care for patients who are unable to travel to Sacramento. The patients go to their local physician’s office and together, with a Children’s Hospital pediatric special, work to heal the patient.

“So it’s really getting them a service that they would otherwise not have,” Pediatric Critical Care Dr. James Marcin said.