Aitkin County’s Riverwood Healthcare Center get telehealth help with Blandin Foundation support

Aitkin County Age reports on Blandin Foundation’s support of My Chart enhancements for Riverwood Healthcare Center…

Broadband grant money is a pass through that uses the county to help disburse money to worthy broadband projects.

One of the projects submitted ($50,000 was available this round) were WiFi hotspot at the Jacobson Community Center. There are no broadband, high speed internet spots in that part of the county.  It will be a satellite WiFi system.

My Chart enhancements for Riverwood Healthcare Center applied for funding to help with telehealth, telemedicine. My Chart will allow people to access their medical records from home.  Training for staff would increase the use of telehealth initiatives. An amount of $20,000 will be used for training in how to use the telehealth and My Chart infrastructure; $50,000 is available, but the projects total only $44,000.

Wagner thanked the Blandin Foundation for the broadband funding it has contributed over the past three years.

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