Ask the Expert - Cancer Care Close to Home - Tele-Oncology

Ask the Expert - Dr. Tim Yeatman - Cancer Care Close to Home

Dr. Timothy Yeatman, Medical Director for Oncology at Intermountain Healthcare discusses TeleHealth.

TeleHealth is becoming more central to the way Intermountain delivers care as the number of patients served and services offered continue to increase year over year.

Intermountain Healthcare TeleHealth Services provides additional support to providers and hospitals, builds teamwork among our caregivers, improves outcomes while driving down the cost of healthcare, and gives patients access to the care they need no matter where they are.

Our integrated approach to TeleHealth removes traditional barriers to deliver a seamless experience for patients and providers—from hospitals, to outpatient clinics, to patient homes. Clinical program leaders have worked to embed TeleHealth in care processes as a tool to accomplish clinical goals. Our technology strategy provides a common platform and integration that allows patients to get the specialized care they need no matter where they are. The result: keeping patients close to home, out of the hospital when possible, and improving outcomes across the continuum of care.

Intermountain also has six Tele-Health locations for Cancer: Cassia Regional Hospital; Teton Valley Hospital; Logan; IMC (Murray); Sevier Valley Hospital; St. George.