TQ Teleconnection- September 2017

In Texas, Hurricane Harvey response efforts provide a ‘defining moment’ for telehealth

As Texas recovers from the unprecedented devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Houston residents affected by the storm will have access to medical providers throughout the country in ways that haven’t been fully utilized during previous large-scale disasters.

Relief efforts are getting a boost from technology vendors and hospitals across the country that are offering free telehealth services to those affected by a storm that dropped 19 trillion gallons of rain across Southeast Texas. Although telehealth has certainly gained a stronger foothold throughout the medical community over the last several years, it’s still not fully ingrained in the public consciousness.

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Fierce Healthcare (9/5/17)

Evan Sweeney