South Dakota aims for $1.7M telehealth program to boost rural ambulance service

South Dakota is spending $1.7 million to install telehealth services in ambulances through a partnership with Sioux Falls-based telehealth provider Avel eCare, The Mitchell Republic reported Nov. 21.

The partnership will outfit ambulances with telehealth links to physicians and registered nurses, with the aim of improving care coordination for rural patients. 

The state plans to upgrade EMS agencies with telehealth capabilities by spring 2023.

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