Monday, June 14, 2010

Telemedicine for Choice

 via NYT
Telemedicine is the new buzzword in medical delivery. Innovative technology is being used to fashion creative solutions to problems of access and challenging the conventional ideas of a visit to the doctor. Example: this article recently published in the New York Times describes a physician caring for workers on an oil rig off the coast of Malaysia from the comfort of his office chair in Houston. And now this article about using telemedicine to provide abortion services to women who have no access to providers.  (There is no abortion provider in 87% of all U.S. counties). Pretty amazing. Makes me wonder if I'll be seeing patients from my couch in ten years (hey, a girl can dream)!

(thanks J, the ultimate crusader for reproductive rights, for originally posting this link)

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