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

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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