Commentary: An innovation that’s saving lives Commentary: An innovation that’s saving lives
Telemedicine offers tremendous breakthroughs in access to medical care.  A patient with a chronic health problem in rural Georgia can be seen by a... Commentary: An innovation that’s saving lives

Telemedicine offers tremendous breakthroughs in access to medical care.  A patient with a chronic health problem in rural Georgia can be seen by a medical specialist hundreds of miles away.

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The American Medical Association says 15 percent of physicians work in practices that use telemedicine to treat patients at a distant site.

This remote-site care “is beginning to make great inroads in Georgia,’’ says Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan in a new GHN Commentary.

Duncan’s task force on health care Wednesday will focus on telehealth as well as other innovations in health care.

“If a patient can easily see a physician without waiting days or hours in a clinic for care, we have removed a tremendous barrier to access,’’ the lieutenant governor writes.

Here’s a link to his Commentary.


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