nhpr, July 17, 2018
Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. In N.H., consulting a doctor through a video-chat has the potential to lower costs and help the state deal with the opioid crisis and rural healthcare shortages. Virtual house calls are limited with problematic broadband access in the state, but rural hospitals are using it to access specialized providers. We learn more about the state of telemedicine.