The Federal Communications Commission and National Cancer Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding that will focus on how increasing broadband access and adoption can improve the lives of rural cancer patients. As an inaugural project, the agencies have convened a public-private collaboration to help bridge the broadband health connectivity gap in areas of rural Appalachia with higher cancer mortality rates and lower broadband access. The initial geographic focus is planned for rural Kentucky. Current project stakeholders include representatives from the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center; University of California, San Diego Design Lab; and Amgen.
Patients in the most rural counties had an 87 percent greater chance of receiving an opioid prescription from their primary care provider between January 2014…
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this week released its annual report to…
Dave Schreiner, president and CEO of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, Ill., will serve as 2019 chair of the AHA's Section for Small or Rural Hospitals.
AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference to spotlight innovative ideas, thoughtful insights and tested strategies
The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference – one of AHA’s flagship events – will be held Feb. 3-6 in Phoenix. AHA Executive Vice President Maryjane Wurth…
Rural Americans live an average 10.5 miles or 17 minutes from the nearest hospital, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.
Congress yesterday passed a farm bill conference report that authorizes assistance for rural hospitals to refinance a debt obligation as an eligible loan or…