WVU in the News: Telehealth can help flatten the curve for coronavirus

West Virginia University researchers launched a pilot program that uses technology to provide health care remotely with the end goal of keeping patients from returning to a hospital or entering a long-term care facility, and even possibly reducing the impact of the novel coronavirus.

WVU’s School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Medicine and West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services have teamed up to enroll 30 rural West Virginians from across the state in the six-month program, No Place Like Home: Testing Out Telehealth. The program, which so far as one participant, should be full and underway later this spring.

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