Inequality in health care is hurting the 3.5 billion people who live in rural areas today. There are relatively few doctors in rural areas and even fewer specialists. Rural doctors have to deal with a wider variety of medical issues by themselves. And some of them don’t even have access to the Internet!
According to the Australian Medical Association “[The Internet] enables rural doctors to learn from the most current resources, explore treatment options, watch demonstrations of procedures and attend live discussions with experts.”
Data broadcasting can accomplish this as well. Websites, blogs, journals, video and any other digital media can be broadcast to doctors in rural areas. Discussions with experts could be streamed live and rural doctors could pose questions by telephone.