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Lack of Broadband Access Can Hinder Rural Telehealth Programs

October 18, 2018 - Telehealth programs allow patients to connect with their care providers from local clinics or the comfort of their homes. While this is useful to many patients who can’t easily meet with a provider or are interested in saving on travel time, the reliable broadband connections needed to successfully use telehealth services isn’t available to all patients. The ONC states that...


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Rural Healthcare Network Connections Require IT Infrastructure Support

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Creating HIT Infrastructure to Support Healthcare Robotics

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Identifying Health IT Infrastructure Requirements for Telehealth

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As healthcare organizations continue to utilize telehealth programs, it’s more important than ever to make sure that all health IT infrastructure requirements for telehealth are met. Organizations that do not properly support their...

NIH Encourages Broadband Improvements for Rural Healthcare

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Using innovative HIT infrastructure tools to give patients better access to care options, including broadband improvements for telehealth, can help improve the quality of care for cancer patients in rural areas, according to a National...

AHA Stresses Importance of Broadband Access for Telehealth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Recent funding cuts for the Rural Health Care (RHC) program could restrict broadband access for rural patients, which is needed for telehealth programs, the American Hospital Association (AHA) explained in an open letter to FCC Secretary...

Advanced Health IT Infrastructure Tools Reduce Cost

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Why Integrating Telehealth Video Tools with EHRs Streamlines Care

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Health IT Infrastructure Supports Successful Telemedicine Programs

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Potential FCC Restrictions Challenge Telehealth Network Usability

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Telehealth Video Consults Affect Health IT Infrastructure

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FCC Collaboration Increases Broadband Access in Rural Areas

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