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TAMEST Conversation on COVID-19: Telemedicine and Rural Health

Telehealth visits have seen a drastic increase in popularity across the United States since the beginning of the pandemic. In Texas, the uptick in telehealth services has provided more access to care than ever before for the nearly 20 percent of the state’s population, or 3 million Texans, that live in “rural” and medically underserved areas. On Wednesday, December 9, TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) convened our Annual Conference Chair Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM), Executive Director of the Texas A&M Rural & Community Health Institute, and other health experts to discuss what the increase of telemedicine in Texas during COVID-19 will mean for the future of rural health care access.

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Moderator: Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM)
President Emeritus, Texas A&M Health;
Executive Director, Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute

Headshot-Nora Belcher

Speaker: Nora Belcher
Executive Director, Texas e-Health Alliance

Headshot-Kelly Rhone

Speaker: Kelly Rhone, M.D.
Medical Director, Outreach and Innovation,
Avera eCARE

Alexander Vo

Speaker: Alexander Vo, Ph.D.
Vice President, Chief Commercialization and Strategic Ventures Officer,
The University of Texas Medical Branch

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