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Rural America Leads in Telehealth Innovation

One of the many health care-related challenges that Americans living in rural areas face is the staggering rate of hospital closures in recent years. Since 2010, rural hospitals have been closing at a rate of approximately one per month, leaving patients adrift and having to seek care elsewhere. But as a new Politico article illustrates, […]

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Recent UnitedHealth Study Projects Increased Telemedicine Demand as New Health Care Law Expands Coverage for Rural Communities

United Health’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization has published a working paper that reveals rural jurisdictions have a larger portion of Medicare and Medicaid reliant patients. However, the also study found that rural telemedicine networks operate at only 60% of the fields capacity, compared to 70% in urban areas. There are many changes the […]

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