More Schools Adopting Telemedicine

A CBS News video clip highlighted the shift that many schools are making from traditional health care services to telemedicine. In Rochester, NY, eleven daycare centers and seven schools are now using telemedicine to connect to ten doctors’ offices in the city. Through online platforms, nurses can diagnose minor illnesses and infections in children—the Rochester schools are particularly excited about telemedicine because they reported that absences from school have dropped by 60%. Working parents are now readily seeking health care for their children, as they don’t face the risk of missing an entire work day to take their children to the hospital.

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