Telemedicine to increase inmates' access to care

05/20/2013 | GovTech.com

A telehealth pilot initiative will be unveiled by the Colorado Department of Corrections and Denver Health Medical Center next month to assist inmates who have health problems in selected areas such as infectious disease and rheumatology. "The program improves accessibility to specialty care and there’s been some use cases throughout the U.S. about inmates escaping, so this decreases the risk," said Chris Wells, director of HIT architecture for the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology.

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