Coronavirus innovation: Allowing telemedicine to save rural lives is a smart idea
It once was considered a bit taboo, but since we’ve entered our strange new coronavirus world, telehealth has been propelled from fringe to mainstream use. Right now, the goal is to keep patients at home and away from contagion points, and states and hospitals have allowed for expanded telehealth access. As it stands, we’re absolutely dependent upon it.
But America’s rural residents often don’t even have the option.