UW Aids in Rural Healthcare
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is helping to make health care more accessible to rural areas in the state.
Two years ago, UW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering donated nearly $11,000 in equipment to establish a remote "telehealth" clinic.
The clinic connects patients in the Farson-Eden area of southwest Wyoming over the Internet to health care professionals in Rock Springs, Laramie and Cheyenne.
Since then, the Eden Valley Telehealth Service Clinic has provided services to 13 patients, including one trauma burn patient and one trauma cardiac patient.
Telehealth involves physicians using interactive video and other technologies to treat patients remotely. Using interactive video, medical specialists can directly communicate with their patients who are in other locations, using technology and specially adapted medical equipment.