Pritam Ghosh, M.D., chief medical officer and medical group president of Access TeleCare, recently sat down with mHealthIntelligence to discuss Access TeleCare’s rural heart care research program. The program is designed to gather insights and develop sustainable improvements for heart care in rural areas, where people face a higher risk of dying from heart failure than people in urban areas.

“[Rural heart failure patients] tend not to have access to the highest level of care that you get at a tertiary referral care center or a major medical hospital or a medical center,” Dr. Ghosh said during the interview. “The study bridges that gap. It allows these patients who would really not have access otherwise to advanced therapies into the latest standard of care.”

The two-year program represents a partnership with UT Southwestern and evaluates options for improving the care of patients with heart failure in rural communities across the country.

Read Dr. Ghosh’s full interview with mHealthIntelligence and contact us to learn more about our cardiology telemedicine programs.