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Telemedicine is making quality care a reality for people in underserved areas of Georgia

Thousands of other Georgians are reaping the benefits of telemedicine, a phenomenon that brings doctors and patients together in real time via a computer screen, according to a new article in Georgia Trend that featured Augusta University neurologist David Hess.

Hess was interviewed about the university’s efforts to successfully establish REACH Health, a nationally recognized telemedicine service that makes neurological consults available to patients in rural areas. Using a standard computer, webcam and broadband internet connection, neurologists at Augusta University are able to diagnose and treat stroke patients at participating hospitals anywhere at any time.

Read more about the program’s growth since it’s inception in 2003 and other efforts to enable Georgia’s rural residents to receive specialty care in Georgia Trend.

Georgia Trend: Long-distance Diagnosis

July 2017

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Kelly Jasper

Kelly Jasper is Senior Digital Media Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-4706 or kjasper@augusta.edu.