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

AHA News

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

AHA calls for more global approach to coverage in House telehealth proposal

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Legislation to revamp Medicare’s telehealth legislation should address several statutory restrictions that stand in the way of modernizing coverage and payment for telehealth services, the AHA last week told a congressional working group that recently circulated a draft proposal. 

In a Jan. 26 letter to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Telehealth

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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