healthcare http://ketr.org en Texas telemedicine taking off http://ketr.org/post/texas-telemedicine-taking <p>A shortage of medical specialists, combined with a glut of newly insured patients has put some rural Texas hospitals in a bind, according to Breakthrough.</p><p>One solution is telemedicine. Think of it as a kind of video conferencing on steroids that links doctors to patients hundreds of miles away.</p><p></p><p>Dr. Pritam Ghosh is in Dallas, listening with a stethoscope to a patient’s lungs, in the east Texas town of Sulphur Springs. And no, this isn’t a story about a 100 mile long stethoscope…it’s about a Dallas company bringing high tech telemedicine to the masses.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:45:54 +0000 Lauren Silverman 51260 at http://ketr.org Texas telemedicine taking off Local governments pursue 'Obamacare' enrollment http://ketr.org/post/local-governments-pursue-obamacare-enrollment <p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">To coordinate education and outreach efforts associated with the Affordable Care Act, the Houston Department of Health and Human Services is taking an approach that mirrors how the Federal Emergency Management Agency might react to a catastrophe. <o:p></o:p></font></font></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:37:54 +0000 Becca Aaronson - The Texas Tribune 48668 at http://ketr.org Local governments pursue 'Obamacare' enrollment University Announces New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree http://ketr.org/post/university-announces-new-bachelor-science-nursing-degree <p>COMMERCE – <a href="http://tamuc.edu" target="_blank">Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce</a> is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which has been approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.&nbsp; The program will begin in January of 2013. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:25:31 +0000 Press Release 28764 at http://ketr.org University Announces New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree