By: Lorri Allen/Cronkite News Service Originally published: Nov 21, 2012 – 9:04 am
That means practicing medicine in remote and underserved communities will become cheaper, quicker and more effective, according to Dr. Bart Demaerschalk, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic Hospital.
“What we’re attempting to do is to make it even easier for the clinical specialist to insert themselves in a virtual manner for the patient in the remote environment,” he said. “A mobile device should fulfill that goal.”
Dr. Ronald Weinstein, director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, sees it as a natural progression.