Telemedicine Is Revolutionizing Prison Health Care

Tue, January 07, 2020 3:55 PM | Marsha Grant (Administrator)

Improvements in access enabled by telemedicine can literally be a matter of life and death

Lux Alptraum  Jan 3 · 8 min read

Over the past few years, telemedicine — a term broadly used to describe any method of remotely accessing medical care, including over the phone, through email, or via video chat — has gone from a sci-fi proposition to an increasingly ordinary part of health care.

In many parts of the country, it’s now possible to get birth control, HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), dermatological care, erectile dysfunction medications, therapy, and even UTI treatments without ever entering a doctor’s office. And telemedicine experts are hopeful that even more services will become widely available over the coming years, making accessing a medical professional as easy as opening an app. READ THE FULL ARTICLE


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