News stories from the past 60 days.
Dec 2, 2019 - Telemedicine has expanded its way into Indiana's hospitals, clinics, and schools, but rural homes face barriers to implementation due to poor internet access and a lack of insurance reimbursement. Discusses the proposed Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act that aims to make telemedicine more affordable and accessible.
Source: Tribune Star
Nov 27, 2019 - Blog article examines what it is like to be a doctor in rural America, particularly in the Midwest. Describes how rural doctors usually have a wider scope of practice, may work longer hours, and prioritize technology.
Source: Muncie Voice
Nov 18, 2019 - Highlights a telehealth program at a school in rural Indiana that provides mental health services to students, regardless of insurance status. Discusses the barriers to implementing telehealth in schools, such as upfront costs and health insurance, but explains the positive impact these programs can have on students' grades, behavior, and mental health.
Source: Side Effects Public Media
Nov 12, 2019 - As one hospital ceased operations in rural Indiana, another health system took its place so the community would still have access to an emergency room. However, a battle with a health insurer over reimbursement rates could cause trouble for the hospital's longevity and the patients it serves.
Source: Indy Star
Last Updated: 12/2/2019