Pandemic Forces Rural Hospitals to Turn to Telemedicine
As the coronavirus pandemic pushes some parts of the US medical system towards the brink of collapse, rural hospitals are increasingly turning to telemedicine to help diagnose and monitor patients.
Hospital systems around the country are under strain from the ballooning number of COVID-19 cases. The staggering caseload means medical staff is stretched thin. In rural areas with few resources, the pandemic is creating more strain. Telemedicine, in which medical staff remotely monitor patients via