Illinois hospital, medical group launch telehealth system for rural patients with diabetes

Shelbyville, Ill.-based HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group launched a telehealth system that helps patients who reside in rural areas receive diabetes care, according to NBC affiliate WAND

Patients who live in the Shelby County, Ill., area can go to HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital every three to six months to virtually consult with clinicians at Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate with HSHS Medical Group in Springfield, Ill., according to the Dec. 3 report.

With the telehealth services, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital aims to help patients with diabetes who are unable to afford or find transportation to their appointment. Using a computer to virtually consult with Joslin Diabetes Center-affiliated physicians allows patients to discuss health concerns such as blood sugar and medications.

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