News stories from the past 60 days.
Jan 7, 2020 - Discusses the struggle in rural Kansas to find psychiatrists willing to practice in the state and their use of out-of-state doctors and video conferencing to help in some areas.
Source: Derby Informer
Dec 24, 2019 - A rural town in Kansas lost its hospital one year ago, but physicians stayed in the area and started working at the federally qualified health center (FQHC) to continue caring for residents. Examines how the hospital closure affects the town's healthcare and economy, highlights the steps the community is taking to fill in the gaps.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Dec 3, 2019 - A small town in rural Kansas is utilizing their high-speed fiber-optic cable to bring Internet-based jobs to the region and improve the economic well-being of its residents. The broadband access has also allowed them to open a telemedicine office through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and helped create more educational opportunities.
Source: The New Yorker
Last Updated: 1/8/2020