TQ TeleConnection- March 2018
Lack of Broadband Limits Telemedicine in Rural Areas
With a computer tablet from the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi, health care providers regularly monitored a rural diabetes patient’s condition. But when the patient needed to transmit data to the doctors at the center, things got complicated.
“He had to get in his car and drive to the top of the hill so he could make sure he had clear communication,” said Michael Adcock, the center’s executive director. “That’s not something he should have to do. He was passionate about the program and wanted to improve his health. There’s got to be a better way.”
Next Avenue (3/15/18)