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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 state’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. 

  • Telemedicine Brings Much-Needed Specialty Care to Rural Hospitals
  • New "Skype-like" technology helping babies in Tyler NICU
  • Managing Diabetes with Telemedicine
  • Telemedicine will be the norm as care shifts towards patients
  • How technology will drive the promising future of medicine
Click here for the latest telemedicine news.

Just a few of our recent Facebook posts highlighting our member cable companies and programmers giving back to communities across the state: 
  • Cable ONE employees participated in the Make-a-Wish Foundation Walk for Wishes 5K
  • Comcast Houston Region held its annual Comcast Cares Day for both Comcast employees and several Greater Houston nonprofits, including PTSD Foundation of America, AAMA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston 
  • Time Warner Cable sponsored a very popular event called “Full Speed Ahead” at the Thinkery Children’s Museum in Austin as part of its Connect a Million Minds philanthropic initiative
  • Comcast's $25,000 "Internet Essentials Learning Zone" grant will have a big impact on low-income residents of Pasadena, Texas
  • TCA Associate Members NBCUniversal and pivot celebrated Earth Day with a full lineup of green-related programming
Learn more on our Facebook page.
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