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Telemedicine has more than a remote chance in prisons (subscription)


Telemedicine is at a tipping point in the US. Correctional systems in more than two dozen states are already relying on the approach, which uses video and other transmittable information rather than direct patient-doctor contact. Now, California, home to the largest correctional system in the country, is considering whether to make telemedicine a key part of health care for its more than 160,000 inmates.

Image: California Department of Corrections


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