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Rural Health Information Hub

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 their 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 and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have developed the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Toolkit, which may be useful for rural communities: