Employing Tele-Health solutions is becoming the new promising way for rural healthcare facilities to provide more services, higher quality, better access to healthcare and closer to home.
“Soon we will stop calling it Tele-Health or Tele-Medicine and just call it Medicine.”
“Erik McLaughlin MD, MPH”
Even with all the hindrances, Tele-health will continue to expand to rural healthcare facilities.
The reason is simple. Tele-health offers meaningful solutions to some of the biggest problems that rural healthcare is battling against.
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
- Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare, Rural Health Information Hub https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/telehealth#challenges
- Telemedicine Filling Gap for Rural Community, American Academy of Family Physicians https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190910fp-telemedicine.html
- Telehealth is Rural Communities, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/factsheets/telehealth-in-rural-communities.htm
By: Erik McLaughlin MD, MPH and Aikaterini Papadopoulou, B.Arch