WVU receives $1.2 million telehealth grant to connect rural ERs with medical specialists

Jan 1 8:00am | Jen Picker | @jenniferpicker

Published Friday, October 9, 2020 on WVUToday

Rural emergency departments often lack the medical specialists who staff larger, urban hospitals. Yet rural patients have the same conditions—and need the same prompt care—that people in cities do.

West Virginia University researcher Scott Findley has received a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration—a division of the Department of Health and Human Services—to bring telehealth capabilities to rural emergency departments across West Virginia.

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