Poor, rural communities are major beneficiaries of telehealth services

Underserved communities across the country are benefiting from the introduction of telehealth programs that enable doctors to diagnose disorders and provide treatment remotely, evidence shows. Among the success stories: In California, Dr. David J. Wong's company Direct Dermatology is using digital imagery along with patient history to treat skin disorders in poor and rural communities. A teledentistry program in the Finger Lakes region of New York relies on video of patient teeth to catch and treat degenerative disease in children of migrant farmworkers. Data show the program is responsible for boosting treatment rates from 15% to 95%.

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