Summer 2013

Rural Telehealth Advances

Access to Certified Diabetes EducatorsRural Telehealth Capabilities and Outreach Continue to Grow
by Candi Helseth
Telehealth is being used more widely in rural areas, improving patient care for schoolchildren, seniors and every age group in-between.


Telehealth Alliance of OregonWhile Telehealth Workforce Expands, Barriers Slow Availability
by Candi Helseth
Telehealth offers many benefits in rural and remote areas, but physician licensing, reimbursement and technology remain challenges.

Sidebar: Telehealth versus Telemedicine

Challenges for Human Services

by Kathleen Belanger
Technology in Rural Human Services: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Although technology offers many benefits for rural areas and rural human services, sometimes local knowledge trumps centralization.

Look What’s Coming

by Wayne Myers, M.D.
A Lesson From Hazard
Poor life expectancy statistics in Perry County, Ky., seem to contradict generally accepted ideas about lifespan factors.

Around the Country

by Candi Helseth
Calhoun Liberty Hospital Florida Arts Initiative Improves Well-being of Patients and Communities
The Arts in Healthcare for Rural Communities initiative brings art and dance to patients and communities in the Florida Panhandle.

Screening Tennessee Women From Top to Bottom
A women’s health event started by Darryl Adams, NP, in Grundy County is getting more women screened for breast and cervical cancer.

Rural Spotlight

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by Beth Blevins
An Interview with Terry Hill
The Executive Director of the National Rural Health Resource Center talks about health reform challenges for hospitals, starting the Center, staying fit, and getting ready to step down as director.