Cable & Mobile Medicine
Telemedicine -- delivering healthcare and medical information electronically -- is on the rise across the country, particularly as healthcare costs and access continue to be growing concerns. Cable's high-speed broadband is creating opportunities for medical facilities such as hospitals, doctors' offices and ambulatory facilities to use interactive video and patient record data storage and transport. Broadband connections also connect healthcare professionals, patients, educators and administrators in different locations - expanding access to specialized care, saving time and money, and delivering a better overall patient experience.
This is incredibly important in Texas, as rural hospitals provide access to routine and emergency health care for 15 percent of the state's population, but cover 85 percent of the stateâ€™s geography. But with the expansion of telemedicine, such as recent examples in Sulphur Springs and Tyler, giving up big city life doesn't have to mean giving up specialized health care.