WVU in the News: Mountaineer docs going high tech to meet patient needs
Monday, September 9, 2019
Between limited avenues of travel, rugged terrain and lack of internet in some areas, rural patients in West Virginia have plenty of obstacles to overcome just seeking health care in-state. But efforts are underway to remove some of those obstacles.
Steve Davis, an associate professor with the WVU School of Public Health, and his team are preparing to launch a pilot program that utilizes telehealth to connect rural West Virginians with nurses who can help manage heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke — conditions identified by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention as more likely to affect rural patients than their urban counterparts.