The impact of telemedicine

KYW Staff
October 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt we are much more aware when terrorism or natural disaster occurs in any part of the world because it can be brought into our living rooms almost immediately and with vivid video detail. 

We can feel quite powerless to help, but the same technology is starting to allow us to help.  For instance, the use of telemedicine may have a greater impact as time goes on. 

Telemedicine is growing in use for areas that are hard to reach in our country, and efforts are underway to use it as a tool to help in patient care.