Telemedicine and Pediatric Urgent Care: A Vision Into The Future

Mordechai D. Raskas*, Kari Gali, Dana Aronson Schinasi, Shayan Vyas

*Corresponding author for this work

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Telemedicine is a diverse, rapidly expanding, and evolving field of medicine. For pediatric urgent care centers and their patients, telemedicine can provide convenience, improve access to care, increase efficiency, and expand reach. Use cases of telemedicine in pediatric urgent care include kiosks, load balancing, “hub and spoke” and “satellite” models, direct-to-consumer offerings, subspecialty consultations, and mentorship. Quality, reimbursement, licensure, and various technical issues are some of the significant challenges to telemedicine. Government and non-profit organizations provide an array of online resources for those looking to develop or expand a telemedicine program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-31
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017


  • Telemedicine
  • convenience
  • cost
  • direct-to-consumer
  • emergency department
  • pediatric
  • quality
  • telehealth
  • urgent care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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