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Planning For the Future of Patient Care: Telehealth and Broadband Access

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected rural hospitals in many ways, but one aspect that may come as a surprise to some—particularly amid today’s technology-focused society—is that many rural hospitals serve communities that still lack basic Internet access. Although the majority of Americans consider Internet access a basic necessity for day-to-day life, not all people have this luxury.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimated in 2018 that 25 percent of rural Americans were lacking broadband internet access, compared to only 2 percent of their urban counterparts. This...

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CHC Helps Hospitals Dial Down Telecom Expenses

In at least one respect, rural hospitals are no different than metropolitan hospitals — both need advanced telecom systems and robust data circuits for optimal patient experiences and clinical outcomes. However, these services typically cost more for rural health care providers, making it difficult to keep up with the latest advancements. This is where Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) can help. Accessing a government program, CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, helps eligible hospitals obtain federal funding earmarked specifically to address this discrepancy. With telecom as well as...

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