What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is a means of delivering health care services and education through interactive videoconferencing.
Using secure video conferencing equipment, Telehealth enables a remote patient to 'visit' an out-of-town health care provider from their home community without having to travel.
Telehealth in the Former Saskatoon Health Region is a partner in the Telehealth Saskatchewan program. We connect to sites within our health network, as well as other provincial, national, and international locations.
Click here more information about the Telehealth Saskatchewan program.
Telehealth is Making a Difference in Saskatchewan
- More than 17,000 patients use Telehealth every year for clinical consultations.
- More than six million kilometers of patient travel was saved in 2017 thanks to telehealth appointments
- More than 385 health facilities provide Telehealth, which is available in 137 communities across Saskatchewan.
- More than 265 providers use Telehealth including more than 160 specialists.
- More than 6,000 patients received follow-up cancer care services via Telehealth in 2017.
- 1,500 patients received Mental Health and Addiction services via Telehealth.