California Experiment In Telemedicine Brings Health Care To Rural Areas

from the seems-like-a-good-thing dept

The State of California has apparently become one of the leading places for experiments in “telemedicine” to supply rural areas with at least some expertise of doctors in larger cities around the state. It’s apparently saved many rural residents from having to make extraordinarily long trips to get care for ailments that can now be treated “virtually”. While this article talks about how wonderful it all is, I wonder if insurance companies will start to use systems like this to cut back even further on patient care. Why have certain experts in each hospital, when one in an entire state will do?

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