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News stories from the past 60 days.

Rethinking Rural Healthcare: How to Improve Healthcare in Rural Areas
Jun 11, 2018 - Modern Healthcare released an edition focused on rural healthcare, touching on topics like the opioid crisis, telehealth, the healthcare workforce, population health, the risk of rural hospital closures, and more, including highlighting efforts in specific states. (May require registration for full articles.)
Source: Modern Healthcare
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Even With Rural Hospital Rescue Project, Advocates Admit Not All Should Be Saved
May 8, 2018 - Details the Rural Hospital Transformation Act in Tennessee, which would help struggling rural hospitals restructure and downsize in order to be more economically stable and avoid an abrupt closure. The Department of Economic and Community Development will work with the Tennessee Hospital Association to create a new business model or help facilitate partnerships. Some rural hospitals have transitioned into freestanding emergency rooms or primary care clinics.
Source: Nashville Public Radio
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Last Updated: 6/11/2018