In honor of National Rural Health Day on November 20, it’s important to recognize the challenges — and opportunities — facing health care providers in delivering the highest quality care to rural populations. Our recent survey of senior-level health care executives shows that telemedicine technology is becoming a key way of improving the access and quality of care for these communities.
According to the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), approximately one in five Americans lives in a rural/frontier area. While nearly 85 percent of U.S. residents can reach a Level I or Level II trauma center within an hour, only 24 percent of residents living in rural areas can do so within that time frame. Continue reading this entry