The Federal Communications Commission this week identified unserved rural areas eligible for up to $2 billion in broadband support over the next decade. The agency is preparing to distribute the funds to companies that successfully compete in an auction to deploy robust broadband to these areas at the lowest cost. “Closing the digital divide is my number one priority, and through this innovative Connect America Fund auction, we are poised to take the next big step in reaching that goal,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “In rural America, broadband opens the doors of opportunity by connecting remote communities to global markets, jobs, education, health care and information.”
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…