When you combine the rural and remote geography of Montana with modern technology, you have the perfect application for telehealth services. Telehealth, a secure two-way audio-video connection, allows providers to connect with patients regardless of distance or weather conditions for a variety of medical consultations and follow-up opportunities.
Western Montana Telehealth Network, Kalispell Regional Healthcare's telehealth network, collaborates with Critical Access Hospitals and clinics throughout Montana and Canada. This collaboration allows health care providers to deliver care and gives patients the best possible outcome while reducing costs to patients and their families.
To learn more about getting connected to Western Montana Telehealth Network’s telehealth programs, please call (406) 751-3067.
Acute Telehealth Services
Telemedicine allows for consultation on difficult cases to help manage emergencies such as stroke and newborn care. Instant, real-time, two-way video connection between remote rural hospitals, patients, their families and medical specialists is facilitated with the InTouch robot. The specialist operating the robot is able to assess the patient, view X-rays, talk with the family, and guide the physician and care team.
Tele-ER (virtual emergency physician consult)
Learn more about telestroke.
Scheduled Telehealth Services
Telemedicine also can be used to provide scheduled care and consultations in specialty areas such as diabetes education and neurology. The consulting specialist may speak with physicians and staff, or directly with the patient and family.
Great Falls (pediatric neurology)
Missoula (pediatric neurology)