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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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Tech advisor Rick Miller: Good buys, bad buys for Christmas

Rick Miller
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Our personal technology advisor, Rick Miller, gives us the lowdown on good tech items to buy for holiday gift shopping, and items it might be best to wait to buy.

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