"One of the ways that we're working to overcome that challenge is through Telehealth services. Through tele-medicine, we're able to see patients remotely and while prenatal services are not something that we can do remotely, we can offer some primary care services that way in order to help improve maternal health," said Tiffany Joyner, the chief of operations officer at Careteam+."
FCC Faces New Pressure to Expand Broadband for Rural Telehealth
"Rural broadband advocates are looking to put pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to expand broadband services through TV white space technology, which could be used to expand telehealth and telemedicine services to remote parts of the country."
California Telehealth Network Awarded Grant to Fight Rural Opioid Epidemic
The front lines of the opioid crisis in rural America got another infusion of support. The California Telehealth Network (CTN), under the OCHIN Family of Companies, received federal funds to launch the Opioid and Chronic Pain Telemedicine Project
across seven rural counties in Northern California. This program aims to harness the power of technology in the national battle against opioid misuse."
"November is National Diabetes Month. Certified Diabetes Educators want to remind you that this month is a good time to take a look at your risk of developing by using the American Diabetes Association Risk Test. This test assesses your personal risk of developing prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. Take your results to your health care provider."
-Sarah P. Smith, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator