Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is the use of technology to deliver health care and education at a distance.
At UHN, we use video conferencing to connect patients across Ontario with health care providers at each of our hospitals (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Rehab and Toronto Western Hospital). Patients visit a telehealth site in their own community or a location that is closer to home.
Our Telehealth Program was established in 2002, and has grown to more than 3,200 patient consultations per year remotely.
Our video conferencing services are also available for health care professionals throughout Canada to meet with each other without the need to travel.
We offer telehealth services through a secure connection provided by the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).
If you are a clinician outside Ontario, we can connect with other video conferencing systems across Canada. However, medical and college licensure regulations may vary between jurisdictions. Our Telehealth team can provide guidance on how to proceed.