When kids live far from health care, telehealth may be a lifeline


Did you know that at least 15 million children in the U.S. live in “Health Professional Shortage Areas” (HPSAs), defined as regions with an average of less than one health professional for every 3,500 people?  Far from hospitals, primary care doctors and specialists, these kids often miss out on getting the care they need. Telehealth can help bridge the gap between health professionals and these communities.

Our sister blog Vector spotlights various initiatives that have creatively used telehealth to care for children in remote areas.  The results are encouraging: timely, cost-effective care — when insurance regulations cooperate.

Read more about telehealth and HPSAs on Vector.