Rural Americans face a wide array of healthcare issues. They’re more likely to die of chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer, and stroke, and have higher rates of obesity and diabetes. This disparity is driven by a number of factors, including poor access to healthcare services.
Virtual care modalities, including telehealth and remote patient monitoring, have proven to be valuable tools in increasing access to care and improving patient outcomes, and lowering patient costs, especially in rural areas. However, there are barriers to rural communities accessing virtual care, as well as rural hospitals adopting and offering virtual care.
In this webinar Alex Carter, Clinical Advisor for Innovation at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Mandy Bell, VP of Product Innovation at Avel eCare, and Joe Brennan, Area Vice President at TytoCare, discuss the challenges and opportunities of using virtual care improve access to care and support health equity in rural areas, including strategies to overcome provider and patient barriers to adoption and use.