Is technology the key to untangling the poverty-and-health connection?
This week producers Matt Shafer Powell and Jess Mador examine access to healthcare, and how a lack of transportation and other poverty-related barriers –– non-medical things like bad credit, the location of a grocery store, and a low-paying job without sick days –– combine to form an undeniable bond between low-incomes and poor health. We hear Knoxvillians’ ideas for improving healthcare access. And TruckBeat producer Leslie Snow looks closely at this issue, and one possible solution. It’s called Telehealth. Health experts say seven million Americans will be using it in rural and urban areas over the next two years. #FindingAmerica
High-tech medical imaging
This is what a child's ear canal looks like, as seen through a telehealth remote Bluetooth camera: