South Dakota’s new Telemedicine in Motion program mitigates a critical shortage of experienced paramedics by connecting a doctor or nurse via video and audio to the paramedic in the back of the ambulance.

January 10, 2023 | Jim McKay, Editor

It can be a long ambulance ride to the hospital for an EMT or volunteer in rural South Dakota when transporting a critical patient for more than an hour, trying to keep both the patient alive and the hospital abreast of the situation.