It's called telehealth robotic technology. It's an advanced technology that allows you and a specialist to hear and see one another from miles away. After you make a telehealth appointment, you and a specialist will meet using an InTouch robot that gives specialists the capability to diagnose patients and give medical advice during emergencies.
Get to know the robot
We believe the medical benefits of telehealth are not only remarkable, but also helpful to rural communities - especially when minutes matter. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to call us and we’ll be happy to help.
Standing about five feet tall, a large screen on the robot will project a specialist's face, while another camera relays high quality images of you back to the specialist. You'll be able to hear and talk to one another from miles away.
Using many monitoring and imaging attachments such as a digital stethoscope, the specialist will carry out an exam just like a regular, in-person visit. To achieve the best possible outcome, your Hamilton County Health provider and nurse will be in the room with you to collaborate with the specialist.
Specialists can "drive" from one clinic room to another using sensors that prevent the robot from bumping into things or people. And in case of emergency, the robot can be quickly moved down the hall from a clinic room to the ER.