TQ TeleConnection- August 2018

When Its Only Doctor Retired, A Rural Town Turned to Telehealth

August 20, 2018 - A Georgia university with a history of expanding telehealth resources into rural parts of the state has opened a new telemedicine clinic in a town whose one and only physician recently retired.

The Mercer University School of Medicine recently opened a primary care clinic in Plains, following the closure last March of the Plains Medical Center. The new clinic – Mercer Medicine Plains – will be staffed through the faculty practice at the Macon-based school and feature on-site and connected care services, including telemental health and specialty consults. The telemedicine technology and support is being provided by the Waycross-based Global Partnership for Telehealth.

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mHealth Intelligence (8/20/18) 

Eric Wicklund