He was among a group of Clinton County dignitaries to attend the Capitol last month, where he addressed telemedicine needs with top leaders in the Legislature. Health officials contend that as more people become aware of the issues it will bring about more support for definitions at the state level.
The telemedicine umbrella is growing, Eastman said, with multiple studies — pharmaceutical, radiology, cardiology — finding new ways to enhance patient care. By addressing Iowa Code now, he hopes the health community is heading up the issue rather than letting it grow.
“When I think of telemedicine, I think of providing better patient care,” Eastman said. “Right now, it’s a consciousness-building thing.”