Teleneonatology is one of the many ways Mayo Clinic extends knowledge and care to more people. Using real-time video technology, neonatologists (pediatric specialist who assists with ill newborns and premature births) are able to partner with providers in Barron, Eau Claire and Menomonie. It primarily is used during newborn resuscitation or for assisting with the diagnosis of unusual clinical cases.
Benefits of the program include:
- Connects our team with Mayo Clinic experts
- Reduces time to treatment
- Creates better access to expertise
- Improves patient outcomes
- Reduces cost over time
Once the telemedicine consultant provides the evaluation and the acute need has been addressed, local providers resume the lead on patient care.