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Access to Technology

Access to technology can be critical to services integration programs. For example:

Rural communities should consider how access to technology could affect the program. Rural services integration program may be able to seek assistance from theirĀ Regional Extension Centers. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth also funds Telehealth Resource Centers to assist healthcare organizations, networks, and providers implement telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas.

The Health Resources and Services Administration, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and Stratis Health have developed materials about health information technology that may be useful for rural communities: