Patients in Rural Areas Now Have Access Cutting-Edge Medical Care

With The Help of Video Conferencing

By Neil Zawacki
Updated: September 23, 2011

Patients in Rural Areas Now Have Access Cutting-Edge Medical Care

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recently honored Senator Kent Conrad from North Dakota for his work in promoting video conferencing technology as a means to provide healthcare information to patents who live in rural areas.

Senator Conrad spoke briefly about the public accolade. He stated, “Telehealth is nothing less than a lifesaver. It allows patients in rural areas in North Dakota – and across the nation – to access the cutting-edge medical care they need without having to drive long distances to reach a clinic or specialist.”

The Senator also noted that doctors who use video conferencing to consult with their patients could help save billions of dollars each year for their health care providers. He additionally mentioned that thousands of lives would likely be saved as well.

Hospitals and private practice doctors are not the only ones who can make use of the technology. Craines New York published a report a short time ago that indicated that nutritionists and personal trainers are using video conferencing to assist clients who live in remote locations with achieving healthier lifestyles.

Tricia Williams, a chef and nutritionist, spoke about the benefits. She stated, “People are less likely to cancel appointments, because it’s right there. They can stay at home and talk to me in their sweats.”

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