Texas Health
2:45 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Texas telemedicine taking off

To better serve the growing number of insured patients, some hospitals are turning to the telemedicine.
Lauren Silverman / KERA

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.

One solution is telemedicine. Think of it as a kind of video conferencing on steroids that links doctors to patients hundreds of miles away.

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.

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Texas Health
4:37 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Local governments pursue 'Obamacare' enrollment

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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.

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12:25 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

University Announces New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

A practice facility inside the new A&M-Commerce nursing instruction facility

COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce 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.  The program will begin in January of 2013.

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