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Rural hospitals struggle to adopt advanced EHR functions

Rural hospitals struggle to adopt advanced EHR functions

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 25, 2017

If the rate of electronic health record adoption continues at its current pace, all hospitals in the country should have EHRs in the next four years. But when it comes to advanced EHR functions, the picture isn't so rosy.

VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas

By Associated Press  |  August 22, 2017

Rural areas are often bypassed under the agency's existing guidelines for awarding grants for veterans' homes, but Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin says that will change soon.

GOP health bill could spell doom for rural providers

GOP health bill could spell doom for rural providers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 17, 2017

Rural hospitals, already struggling after years of cuts to the growth of Medicare reimbursement, fear the plan to end Medicaid expansion and drop billions from the program would mean many would have to close their doors.

FCC hopes broadband can improve 'health and care'

FCC hopes broadband can improve 'health and care'

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 03, 2017

The FCC's Connect2Health task force is leading the project, which has an overarching goal of bringing broadband and other advanced technologies to healthcare.

Coming soon: Wounded Care

Coming soon: Wounded Care

November 22, 2016

Modern Healthcare went to Nebraska to talk to the people served by the Indian Health Service hospital that lost its certification and federal funding last year because of substandard care. Native Americans are losing confidence in the federal agency bound by treaties to care for them.

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