Dr. Walkitria Smith Speaks to FOX 5 Medical Team About Benefits of Telemedicine
Morehouse School of Medicine’s institutional vision led to the launch of the Morehouse Healthcare Telehealth Program in 2018. The program uses technology to increase access to healthcare among people living throughout Georgia, with a special focus on our rural communities.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're responding to the demand of increased telemedicine appointment requests and have expanded our service offerings to allow patients to receive treatment without the potential risk of being exposed to the virus in transit to care, in the waiting room, or from a healthcare professional on the frontlines.
We're also using remote monitoring and videoconferencing technology to link our Morehouse Healthcare specialist to the provide essential services to patients in underserved communities throughout the state of Georgia and beyond.
Walkitria Smith, MD, Medical Director of our Telemedicine Program, speaks with FOX 5 Medical team about what to expect and benefits of a telemedicine visit.