Telemedicine is a treatment strategy that the Cleveland Clinic, ranked as one of the top U.S. hospitals, is actively pursuing as a tool for reaching out to patients remotely.

Thanks to the efforts of Peter Rasmussen, M.D., medical director of distance health at Cleveland Clinic, patients in Ohio now can access an online urgent care consultation anytime, anywhere. Rasmussen, a neurosurgeon, has applied telemedicine techniques to his work for years, using it to engage with stroke victims. He is now helping his colleagues at the clinic to leverage the same kind of technology to help provide other on-demand medical services.

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