Colorado to pilot telemedicine for inmates

The Colorado Department of Corrections and Denver Health Medical Center are gearing up for the launch next month of a telemedicine pilot for treating inmates, GovTech reports. The goals of the program--which will include 19 correctional facilities throughout the state--are to lower the risk of prisoner escape while simultaneously saving money by not transporting such prisoners offsite, according to state officials.

"A lot of these transports occur after hours, so you have to pay the security detail overtime," Chris Wells, director of healthcare information technology architecture for the governor's Office of Information Technology, told GovTech. Article

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