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NOBEL Women Changes the Face of Healthcare

by Maya Johnson

NOBEL Women Changes the Face of Healthcare

Healthcare plays an important part in the society, helping those who cannot afford it. However, those people are being helped thanks to what Politic365 calls “telemedicine,” which is the use of high speed broadband to facilitate patient monitoring, reporting, and treatment when time often spells the difference between life and death.

Telemedicine is greatly invested by a group called the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women. Partnered with policymakers and healthcare experts, NOBEL Women has launched their “National Telemedicine Legislation Initiative,” which will allow healthcare to be accessed with ease.

There is a study from the American Heart and Stroke Association, says Politics365, that African Americans have a greater risk of having a stroke than other Americans. Around 20 percent of African Americans over the age of 30 suffer from diabetes. This information comes from the American Diabetes Association.

When it comes to using telemedicine to improve healthcare for African Americans and other Americans, so far fourteen states have adopted telemedicine, and NOBEL Women is slowly reaching its goal to “secure mandated telemedicine services nationwide.” Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, sat in a roundtable discussion with NOBEL Women and stated that a $4 million investment in the Universal Service Funds. This will help the U.S. move ahead with the telemedicine deliveries.

“NOBEL Women will soon issue its 2013 Call to Action plan,” says Politics365, “which will set out the organization’s plans to advocate for telemedicine at the state and federal level.”

Telemedicine could definitely change the face of healthcare if NOBEL Women get all the support they need from all states and its people.

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