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New study: Rural telehealth capabilities are lagging

from By Scott E. Rupp

Telemedicine is frequently touted as a technology tool that can help improve healthcare access for rural populations, especially in areas with physician shortages. But telemedicine might not be the silver bullet to improve rural healthcare when those same areas have significant infrastructure challenges, new research says. Telemedicine may have trouble even getting implemented in these locales because of "substantially lower broadband penetration rates," a research report published in Annals of Internal Medicine found. more

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