What is Telemedicine/Telehealth?

Formally defined, Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.  Doctors and healthcare professionals are able to gain access to patients in other locations quickly and efficiently by the use of electronic information and high speed communication technologies.

Telehealth is a broader term that encompasses Telemedicine, as well as the use of telecommunication technologies, to provide access to medical and surgical information for training and educating healthcare professionals and consumers, to increase awareness and educate the public about health-related issues and to facilitate medical research across distances.

Driscoll Children's Hospital's ability to deliver clinical classes and coursework, Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards and administrative meetings using a robust videoconferencing network continues to play an important role to support our mission and outreach to help improve access and quality of care to the children of South Texas. From our central hub in Corpus Christi, the Telemedicine Network spans a 33,000 square mile region throughout South Texas and portions of Mexico.


  • Quality audiovisual, telemedicine and distance learning services for its campus hospital and remote clinics
  • Pediatric specialty services for patients, physicians and other healthcare professions using advanced computer applications and broadband telecommunications technologies

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
(361) 694-5000
(800) DCH-LOVE or (800) 324-5683

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