Government Technology reports…
CentraCare Health in Minnesota has been awarded a grant $234,648 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve its telehealth services by installing video equipment in clinics.
The grant is intended to address specialty physician shortages in rural areas, according to a news release Thursday from U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and Rep. Tom Emmer.
The money will be used to install video equipment at 10 clinics across nine counties. The USDA estimates that expanded telemedicine services could help 2,000 more patients over the project’s two-year period.