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COVID-19 is exposing a digital divide between the have’s and have-nots. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting more than the health and mental health of entire populations. Social distancing and sheltering in place have put a massive drain on broadband and Wi-Fi service. While telehealth may be viewed as a fix…
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Despite slow progress, hopes for steady growth endure. Is telemedicine about to get a big financial boost? Maybe, but regardless, momentum seems to be with it these days regardless. For many years, telemedicine advocates have worked to put it in the mainstream of healthcare services – no small task, considering…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: National Quality Forum (NQF) issued two new reports this week that provide guidance to advance health information technology, with the intent of making healthcare more effective and safer for all Americans. The terms “telemedicine” and “telehealth” have been used interchangeably in healthcare, but there is a difference. Telemedicine…
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Could “dialing up” the use of tele-medicine or telehealth help achieve rural health sustainability? In a new report dated March 30, 2017, The Rural Broadband Association found that the use of telemedicine has four powerful economic benefits, for rural providers, producing results that Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…