Rutgers School of Nursing and Rutgers Business School have teamed up to pilot the use of telemedicine technology to provide health care for underserved populations in Greater Newark. The pilot research study will employ a system developed by SmartCareDoc, a division of Telemed Ventures, to connect providers and patients virtually using internet-connected mobile devices.
“Telemedicine is rapidly becoming an accepted part of the health care delivery system,” said Ann Bagchi, a registered nurse and instructor at the School of Nursing who is a key driver of the pilot study. “When the technology is used appropriately, it has a unique capacity to improve access, lower costs and improve health care outcomes.”
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