telemedicine

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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