How one healthcare startup is betting on telemedicine and mobile clinics to remodel patient care in rural America
Rural America is home to 46 million people, yet since 2010, the region has witnessed 140 hospitals close.
Of the remaining hospitals, over 30% of them risk similar outcomes due to inflation and workforce shortages. Though more patients have turned to telehealth in recent years, startups looking to remodel rural healthcare want to tackle another piece of the puzzle — the area's shrinking healthcare infrastructure.
"Rural America is in the midst of a hospital-closure crisis," Dr. Rishi Wadhera, the head of Health Policy and Equity at the Smith Center for Outcomes Research at Beth...