Healthcare: The Importance of the “Last Mile” #MNBroadband Conference

Expectations around healthcare are changing. The ability to access, or provide, the services patients need, at the exact point they need them, are shifting to a more consumer-like model. If I am sick at home, why do I need to always come in to the clinic? Can’t I just see you, using the technology with which we are almost all familiar, to connect and have my appointment? This also means that the provider may need to do the same…be accessible from anywhere. This is not something that is important only to urban locations and it is something that we are struggling with in today’s experiences. This panel will discuss the challenges they are working to manage because of inconsistent bandwidth.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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