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