Avera e-CARE's telehealth services work to preserve healthy rural hospitals, communities

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Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health’s use of telehealth services illustrates how necessity is the mother of innovation.

The integrated delivery system turned to telehealth 25 years ago to bolster recruitment and retention of physicians in the more rurally remote regions it served.

At the time,... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, Critical Access Hospitals, access, Telehealth, telemedicine

CMS updates providers on efforts to improve access to care in rural America

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today convened a Rural Health Solutions Summit, where agency leaders and health care stakeholders discussed ways to improve access to care in rural America and support innovation in health care delivery. Participants included Karen DeSalvo, M.D., acting... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: rural, Critical Access Hospitals, access, telemedicine

The Rural Challenge

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We must ensure that health care is there for some 51 million Americans who live in rural communities. Small size, remote geographic location, a limited workforce, difficulties in attracting and retaining physicians and limited access to financial resources are only part of the problem. Their patient mix... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Telehealth, telemedicine

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