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Tax credit extension sought to aid rural providers
By Beth Kutscher | April 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Advocates are trying to persuade Congress to permanently extend a tax incentive program that helps small and rural healthcare providers obtain financing for building and expansion projects.
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Regional News/South: Georgia takes steps to keep rural hospitals from closing, and other news
By Beth Kutscher and Rachel Landen | March 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Georgia's Republican Gov. Nathan Deal has launched a three-prong proposal to protect the state's rural hospitals after a number of medical centers have closed their doors.
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Ga. governor launches plan to protect rural hospitals after recent closures
By Beth Kutscher | March 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has launched a three-prong proposal to protect the state's rural hospitals after a number of medical centers have shut their doors.
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Wiring in rural patients | More hospitals are using technology to improve access and expand their networks with other hospitals, physicians
By Beth Kutscher | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As health systems shift to alternative payment models rewarding them for keeping patients healthy, some are accelerating their investments in technology tools and other initiatives that increase access for rural patients.
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Don't exclude community pharmacists
By B. Douglas Hoey | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Earlier this year, Medicare proposed a rule that will foster more robust competition among pharmacies, increase rural access and give seniors more convenient interactions with trained health professionals. At issue are favorable deals between pharmacy benefit managers and big-box pharmacies.
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock hopes telemedicine grants will expand access to care
By Keene (N.H.) Sentinel | March 03, 2014
With the help of remote technology, patients in the Monadnock Region will be able to see specialists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., without traveling there. Dartmouth-Hitchcock recently accepted two USDA grants, totaling nearly $1 million, to make telemedicine available to...
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Poor transportation could block gains in pediatric healthcare
By Andis Robeznieks | February 24, 2014
Transportation barriers could block possible gains in children's healthcare created by expanding insurance coverage as part of healthcare reform, contend researchers with the New York-based Children's Health Fund.
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More rural residencies proposed to ease S.C. doc shortage
By Greenville (S.C.) News | February 21, 2014
Expanding medical residencies in rural and underserved areas of the state is one strategy South Carolina should use to ease the growing shortage of physicians, an advisory group has concluded.
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CHIME Time: To manage changing IT landscape, small providers must learn from partners, community
By Anna Turman | February 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Small providers can't face the challenges of IT and IT-related change alone. Networking and learning from our competitors, partners and other communities is essential for rural CIOs.
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Rural carriers start connecting customers to doctors via mobile video chat
By GigaOm | February 05, 2014
Cellular One is connecting its customers directly with doctors via Skype and Facetime as part of a larger effort from the Competitive Carriers Association to bring telemedicine to rural communities.
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