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

Telehealth is changing care

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The health care world is changing. New technologies are moving the field in new and different directions, all of which is good news for patients.

Take, for example, how hospitals and health systems are using telehealth to expand access to care, improve outcomes for patients and reduce costs. We released... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: access, Telehealth, telemedicine

Telehealth helps boost rural health network

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Essentia Health, an integrated health care delivery system based in Duluth, Minn., provides telehealth services to patients at 26 of its roughly 80 rural health clinics, small rural hospitals and long-term care facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Its goal is to provide telehealth... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, Telehealth

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