Neurodegenerative disease cases have, unfortunately, far outpaced the number of neurologists able to diagnose and treat patients, particularly in rural areas. A recent study highlighted 20 states that were or would become “dementia neurology deserts,”
Remote tele-neurology is being introduced to fill the gap.
The American Academy of Neurology has announced a new curriculum to train students and providers to use video conferencing, sensors, and text and image communication tools to connect with patients. Five training areas, developed by the University of Missouri, are the focus: technology; legal and ethical issues; “webside” manners; privacy; and, of course, neurology expertise
The University of Texas, Vanderbilt University, and Tufts Medical Center are already using teleneurology..
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