Telemedicine depends on Spectrum
In the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless aspects of our healthcare system were thrown into uncertainty. Amid the chaos though, one lifeline emerged to keep us afloat: telemedicine.
This technology, which brought healthcare into our homes, proved to be a beacon of stability in an otherwise unpredictable world. Even now, with the COVID emergency officially declared over, telemedicine continues to change the way we envision “going to the doctor,” and makes it possible for underserved areas and populations throughout central Virginia to receive quality healthcare. Despite telemedicine’s immense value to those who rely on it, the technology’s future is uncertain.
As a nurse practitioner operating in Big Island, I have firsthand experience with the transformative power of telemedicine. My clinic, Big Island Health and Wellness, has been fortunate enough to have recently been given access to 5G technology. However, many in the area still struggle with poor internet and …