MN’s CentraCare Health get $234K to improve telehealth

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.

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About Ann Treacy

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

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