Category Archives: Rural Medicine

Local Solutions to Local Problems: The Benefits of Telemedicine for Urgent Care Visits in Rural Colorado

Rural Colorado Post and Mountains

The State of Colorado has been working hard to increase access to healthcare for every person regardless of race, socioeconomic status, age, and citizenship. One demographic that still needs focus is the residents of rural Colorado. There is work to be done so that healthcare equality is achieved with this group. Local Problems There are […]

Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Shortens Time in ER for Patients

A recent study from the University of Iowa, published in Telemedicine and e-Health concluded that the use of telemedicine in rural emergency department decreased the “door-to-provider” time and the overall time spent in the ER for patients that required transfer to another hospital. ┬áThe study was conducted at Critical Access Hospitals which are rural location […]