Access to health care can be life-changing, especially for individuals who may live in rural or isolated areas.
"With telemedicine and telehealth programs, that much-needed access becomes a reality, providing access to world-renowned experts and improving quality standards while alleviating the isolation of rural providers. The possibilities are endless, from literally saving lives to allowing disabled and frail elderly to stay in their homes," said New York Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean.
Working with the Bipartisan Joint Commission on Rural Resources and the Senate and Assembly Committees on Health and Insurance, Sen. Young led a brainstorming session Monday with healthcare providers to discuss the benefits or impediments of a statewide telemedicine and telehealth network at a roundtable discussion, "Telemedicine and Telehealth: Putting the Pieces Together."
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Source: The Post-Journal (Jamestown, New York)