Editorial  |   December 2015
Drone-Based Telemedicine: A Brave but Necessary New World
Author Notes
  • From the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 498 Tuscan Ave Hattiesburg, MS 39401-5461. E-mail: isubbarao@wmcarey.edu
     
Article Information
Disaster Medicine / Emergency Medicine
Editorial   |   December 2015
Drone-Based Telemedicine: A Brave but Necessary New World
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2015, Vol. 115, 700-701. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.143
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2015, Vol. 115, 700-701. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.143
We are fortunate to be living in a time of technological revolution. The availability and convenience of smart phones and tablets and the resulting instant access to social media, facilitating interpersonal communication and connectedness, are unprecedented. During postdisaster observations of the 2013 EF-4 tornado in Hattiesburg, the authors discovered that many people used Twitter to communicate that they or others were in immediate distress and needed assistance. However, the resources to help people were not immediately available.1-5 In many large-scale disasters, demand exceeds supply of resources. But have we as health care providers truly leveraged these technological enhancements for the benefit of our patients? 
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