Alyssa Francis, MSA,Program Director, CutisCare USA
Telemedicine in rural healthcare communities have significantly improved the options in how patients are cared for and it is shown numerous times through studies that patients have better outcomes when they are cared for in their own communities. By utilizing telemedicine in the wound care setting, patients who would usually travel upwards of 5 hours from Billings, Montana or 350-400 miles, can be seen in the comfort of their providers office to obtain the care they need to heal from chronic wounds. The program has developed relationships to serve both Native and non-Native patients. In this presentation, the attendees will have the opportunity to be presented with a visual timeline and experience what it takes to develop and deliver a telemedicine program to rural and frontier health communities.