May 13, 2020
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators recently wrote to the leaders of both lawmaking chambers advocating that greater broadband funding for healthcare providers be included in upcoming coronavirus relief packages.
The letter, dated May 8, specifically calls for $2 billion to be added to the existing Rural Health Care (RHC) Program to offset telehealth demand driven by the health emergency. It is...
January 27, 2020
Getting the right specialty care to patients in rural areas has historically posed major challenges for the healthcare industry.
However, a new study published by the Open Forum Infectious Diseases found that when hospitals tapped infectious disease specialists via an electronic, asynchronous tool, patients fared better and had fewer hospital readmissions than their counterparts that did not...
November 7, 2018
Despite the hype around implementing telehealth in rural areas, a recent USDA report found that rural residents were actually less likely than their urban counterparts to partake in online health research, maintenance and monitoring services. The report describes the results of a telecommunications and eHealth questionnaire that was sent out to 50,000 households (accounting for roughly 130,000...
September 13, 2016
In rural Mississippi, where almost 65 percent of the state's counties are more than a 40 minute drive from specialty care and 68 percent of the providers are in urban areas even though 64 percent of the patients are in rural areas, telehealth takes on an added importance.
Michael Adcock, and administrator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Center for Telehealth spoke at the Pop...