"Schools, Libraries Are Obvious Setting for Telehealth" January 24, 2019
Date: January 24, 2019
Outlet: The Daily Yonder
Written By: Craig Settles
Excerpt: "Aligning hospitals and healthcare institutions with a community’s schools and libraries into a telehealth center or hub could pay back good dividends. An engineering design team can create a wired and wireless infrastructure that links all three groups into a mini network and add a number of telemedicine applications and services.
'These would be a great way to aggregate resources, share network capacity, and lower the cost of participants,' says John Windhausen, executive director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition. 'More communities should pursue these types of consortia, especially in rural areas where telehealth can help to mitigate the damage from rural hospital closures.'"