Tag: remote and rural health care delivery

Safer and Fewer Abortions with Telemedicine

Telemedicine abortion has been a hot topic recently with Planned Parenthood losing a “telemedicine abortion” ban suit against Iowa. Alana Semuels has explored the issue further in the Atlantic online, showing how telemedicine could impact women’s access to safe abortion. Writes Semuels, “there is one procedure that, though it could…

VSee Telemedicine in the Amazon Rainforest with Dr. Yogi

In July, a team of professionals from the University of Sao Paolo returned to the Amazon rainforest to support the populations of the Amazon rainforest. Led by Dr. Milton Yogi, an ophthalmic surgeon based in San Paolo, they have done this every year for the past 10 year. Dividing into…

Telemedicine for Rural Healthcare and Migrant Workers

I was talking with a dean at Middle Georgia State College, and he mentioned that two rural hospitals in their vicinity were closing down because they just weren’t getting enough patients (revenue) to keep the hospital running. The hospitals have probably been running at a deficit for years if they…

Telemedicine Brings Specialist Health Care to Rural Areas

If you live in a metropolitan area, it’s easy to take for granted your ability to have health care choices when it comes which doctor you want to see.  But for those who live in remote and rural areas or underdeveloped countries like Africa, there may not even be an…

IRHC Hosts Extreme Remote Medicine Conference – Sept. 11-12

Join the conversation with other global practitioners of extreme remote and offshore medicine. The Institute of Remote Health Care (IRHC) is putting on its annual conference   September 11-12, 2013 at the the Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare, Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen. Telemedicine and telehealth are essential components for those living…

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