Posts Tagged: Telehealth

The Broadband Barrier Blocking Telehealth Expansion in Rural America

A doctor uses telehealth technology on his laptop.

Access to healthcare has always been a struggle for rural communities. Too often, the sick, elderly, and disabled have had to drive hours just for basic medical needs. Telehealth is a viable health care solution for rural communities, but there is still a significant barrier standing in the way, and that barrier is insufficient broadband. Telehealth: What is it? The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and… Read more »

How Three Unique Businesses Could Benefit from Managed Services

Managed Services can help business from every industry take control of their IT.

With business technology, there is no one size fits all solution. Every business, in every industry, has its own unique set of needs. Managed IT Services can mean different things for different businesses. What works for a health care analytics firm, won’t necessarily work for a lawyer or a bank. This week, we take a look at three hypothetical businesses in completely different industries, and the Managed Services OTELCO would recommend for each. A General… Read more »

Rural Telehealth:
Another Broadband Conversation

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We have discussed the importance of reliable Internet for rural telehealth and telemedicine.  Senate Bill 2873, the Expanding Connectivity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act further emphasizes the significance of reliable Internet. On November 28 the Senate overwhelmingly passed the bill that aims to better integrate the Project ECHO model into health systems across the country. Subsequently, the House also passed the legislation, which is now in the hands of President Obama waiting for a signature…. Read more »