Telehealth Research & Developments
Telehealth is the use of information and telecommunications technology to support long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional health education, public health, and health administration.
As part of its mission to identify innovative solutions to expand broadband access, adoption, and use, Connected Nation is committed to exploring how telehealth can improve lives. On this page you’ll find the latest research, ideas, and improvements surrounding telemedicine and its related technologies.
Healthcare From Anywhere: Telehealth Use & Perceptions in Rural Michigan
Connected Nation (CN), through its state program Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), released a groundbreaking study in March 2020 that closely examines the use and perceptions of telehealth in rural areas.
Researchers found, among other things, the highest ratios in the country of patients per doctor, a lower-than-average life expectancy, and a higher-than-average rate of preventable hospital stays than the rest of the country.