More than 20% of the nation’s rural hospitals, or 430 hospitals across 43 states, are near collapse. Rural hospitals are crucial for health care and also survival of their small communities. Infact 20% of America lives in a rural county. But, 113 rural hospitals across the country have closed since 2010, with 18% in Texas.
Remote health monitoring system is a healthcare delivery system that is driven by technology in order to monitor patient’s health, outside the traditional clinical setting.
Another option for both rural and urban residents is telemedicine & telehealth software that allows patients to connect with a doctor or nurse virtually using technology and without having to travel.
A survey conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2017 revealed that, the estimated 56.9 million US adults with a behavioral health condition, 7 out of 10 or 39.7 million adults don’t receive treatment for their conditions.
Telehealth software have supported the treatment of mental health patients. The Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists rule permits therapists to conduct the initial patient evaluation via telehealth.