UPMC Expands Telemedicine

UPMC is pressing ahead with plans to bring telemedicine to its rural hospitals; the health plan recently expanded telemedicine services at UPMC Northwest Hospital in Seneca to include a full suite of services and plans to add telemedicine at UPMC Horizon and Bedford hospitals – all located in rural areas.

Telemedicine allows patients to be evaluated and treated remotely, which is especially useful in rural areas where sophisticated medical care may not be readily available.