Mobile Telemedicine Clinics Treat Low-Income Children

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Mobile Telemedicine Clinics Treat Low-Income Children

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:45pm

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by Sue Ter Maat

The first of six planned mobile clinics equipped with Skype-like video screens to link dermatologists to disadvantaged children hit the road in Miami in July.

In the coming months, Dallas, Detroit, New York, Phoenix and San Francisco will launch similar mobile telemedicine clinics.

The effort is believed to be the largest to combine mobile clinics and advanced technology to allow patients to see and talk to physicians remotely in real time, said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Assn.

“This is the first time I’ve seen the marriage of mobile vans and telemedicine in this way,” Linkous said. “The idea of taking health care to the patient is part of the overall health care transformation that we are seeing right now. It’s all part of making health care more accessible.”

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Keywords: Healthcare | Miami | access | children's healthcare | mobile clinic | telemedicine

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