The State of Rural Healthcare Today, and What Technology can do to Help

The State of Rural Healthcare Today, and What Technology can do to Help

Posted May 7, 2022 from

Health disparities have the potential to negatively impact rural Americans much more than urban Americans. No doubt, rural healthcare currently is facing many challenges, such as lack of bed availability – even as COVID-19 decreases.

Dr. Richard Watson is co-founder of Motient, a health IT vendor that equips health systems, accountable care organizations and individual facilities with tools and data designed to help ensure quality in medical transports.

Healthcare IT News interviewed Watson to discuss the state of rural healthcare today, the role technology can play in preserving rural healthcare, how CIOs can help ensure sustainable quality in medical transports, and how having the right tools and data when it comes to patient transport can benefit a hospital or health system in terms of patient outcomes, provider satisfaction and overall costs.



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