eConsult allows you to access specialty services at your local facility through two-way video technology. eConsult is offered by more than 70 different providers in specialties that include infectious disease, mental health, dermatology, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology and oncology.
About 99 percent of patients surveyed said they were highly satisfied with eConsult. Benefits of eConsult include:
- Local access to specialty-level care
- Saved time away from work or school
- Saved expenses of round-trip travel
Avera is a nationally recognized leader in telehealth applications that link patients, providers and specialists.
- In 2012, the eConsult service brought 5,700 specialty consultations to patients in rural areas across the Avera system.
- In 2012, eConsult specialty providers saved patients a total of 1,75,000 miles in travel. That is the equivalent of circling the Earth more than 71 times.