Becker’s Hospital Review: SPHP Unveils Telemedicine Program for Victims of Sexual Assault

Funded by federal and state grants, the TeleSAFE program enables more timely care for patients at 46 rural and underserved hospitals across the Capital Region and Central New York.

Becker’s Hospital Review published a story on the new TeleSAFE program recently announced by St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) and United Concierge Medicine. TeleSAFE is a telemedicine program that allows for more timely and comprehensive care for victims of sexual assault.

From the article:

TeleSAFE will allow emergency departments without a certified sexual assault forensic examiner to contact UCM’s virtual emergency room SAFE-certified providers to assist with medical and forensic exams through video.

Through the program, a TeleSAFE provider can walk any ED clinician through the exam using telemedicine technology. The TeleSAFE provider can assist with taking a history of the patient’s assault, collecting photographic and forensic evidence. After the exam, the TeleSAFE provider can also help with completing documentation and ordering any additional tests or medication.

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