Rural Patients Could Get Care at the Library

UVA’s nurses have been talking with patients once they leave the hospital, to make sure they’re doing well. If homes lack broadband, local libraries may offer space for consultations.
(Credit: Sandy Hausman)

The COVID pandemic has prompted more doctors and nurses to see their patients online, but more than 300-thousand rural residents of this state lack high speed Internet. 

Recent budget cuts in Richmond will delay the expansion of broadband, but a team at the University of Virginia is proposing another way to make telemedicine available as Sandy Hausman reports.

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