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

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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