In Texas, a state that is known for its size, providing care to the nation’s largest prison population is incredibly hard, especially when you consider that most facilities are dispersed in remote locations. To solve this conundrum, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice turned to telemedicine. Since the program’s inception, the prison telemedicine program has been a success story, saving an estimated nearly $1 billion over 10 years while cutting back ER admissions rates.
The saying “Everything is Bigger in Texas,” is no exaggeration.
In terms of area, the only state bigger than Texas is Alaska. At roughly 268,820 square miles, the Lone Star State could engulf the entire northeastern part of the country and then some.