Rural hospitals are turning to telemedicine, especially for mental health services. Rural areas are hit hard as they don’t have access to mental health services but, telemedicine provides a solution to these challenges.
Dr. Patel said that the application of telerobotics for remote treatment has the potential to impact a significant number of lives by making specialized care available to patients that may not be otherwise possible.
Senior care facilities around US will take part in a telemedicine program that will use Virtual Reality technology to improve care management for dementia patients.
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 federally funded project in New York that tests the value of telemedicine in treating patients battling substance abuse and hepatitis C virus (HCV) is expanding, following promising results.