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Telemedicine: Health Beyond Hospital Walls

by Marty Stempniak

Hospitals & Health Networks

Article excerpt

Harnessing Tech to Transport Doctors Into Rural School Nurses' Offices

Pulling a sick child out of school in the middle of the day can be a difficult proposition, especially when the parent is stuck at work and the hospital is miles away. But what if we could use advanced equipment to instantly transport a doctor or specialist into a school nurse’s office at the push of a button?

Our take

Mobile technology is making it possible to bring healthcare to patients in unique and remote places–including rural school systems. Creative partnerships can help both to improve access and improve outcomes and overall health for patients of all ages.