How Telemedicine Startup DocGo Wants To Make Healthcare Accessible In Every Sense

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How Telemedicine Startup DocGo Wants To Make Healthcare Accessible In Every Sense

Steven Aquino
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.

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Aug 23, 2022,01:12pm EDT|

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DocGo has staff like paramedics provide care to patients at their homes.

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This year has seen quite of bit of stories appear in this column which cover various telemedicine startups. It makes sense obviously because of the pandemic, but also because telemedicine is accessibility. Covid has forced the masses to reassess how (and where) they can access services like non-urgent medical care. As with videoconferencing and working from home, telehealth often is portrayed as en vogue largely thanks to the pandemic. While it is true society’s reliance on technology for day-to-day sustenance has increased exponentially over the last two-plus years, the truth of the matter is remotely doing anything—in this case, getting healthcare—has been en vogue in the disability community long before coronavirus became [...]

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