The Post Bulletin recent ran an article on What obstructs health care in Minnesota? They listed problems such as:
- Record sharing
- Insurance rates
They also listed broadband as a possible solution…
Rural providers especially have a difficult time retaining employees, the table agreed.
Possible solutions included lowering standards that prevent people with any criminal records from being hired in any capacity, and instituting a broadband network that could connect rural buildings with higher-tech providers downtown.
I might say more. Broadband is obviously going to help with record sharing. It helps with workforce too. Yes, it can help you connect with other facilities but for rural areas attracting health care workers, but broadband can be a powerful tool to entice trailing spouses and significant others. With broadband those folks ca work anywhere.