About the Center for TeleHealth
The Mass General Center for TeleHealth’s mission is to enable more personal, more affordable and more efficient ways of giving care that unleashes the expertise and creativity of our providers and supports the gathering of patients and providers at the times and places best suited to their needs. Learn more about our telehealth programs below:
Connecting Patients and Providers, Virtually Anywhere
Users of the telehealth service communicate, collaborate and share their information remotely using familiar and easy to use tools. These tools allow providers to interact with patients - and each other - in a way that is most convenient and best suited to the patient's medical needs.
The Center for TeleHealth puts Mass General at the forefront of a national shift toward providing patients and the community high-quality, convenient virtual care options to augment the traditional ways in which medical care will be delivered.
Mass General has a legacy of developing and implementing telehealth solutions dating back to 1967 with Dr. Kenneth Bird in the Logan Airport Clinic. Activity in this area blossomed in 2001 with the launch of our TeleStroke program and since 2013, the Mass General Center for TeleHealth has supported virtual care programs, including video-enabled patient visits, video-enabled provider-to-provider consults, and online provider-to-provider consults between institutions.
I find a sense of comfort doing virtual visits with the doctor in my own home. We know what time to be on and we just connect. It allows us to achieve what we want to achieve. I feel like we're a team.