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Telemedicine Fills Primary Gap

January 14, 2011

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Last month at the Virginia Rural Health Association’s (VRHA) Annual Meeting, I was able to learn more about telemedicine.  Luckily for the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, their legislature approved its use as a substitute (from a billing standpoint) for face-to-face care.  This is the kind of jump-start a nascent technology and care model needs. […]

Too Small To Fail

July 23, 2010

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A few weeks ago I attended the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Rural Health Conference and was able to immerse myself in a different realm of the healthcare industry, rural care.  As I pondered healthcare and design from the slightly scaled down and small town perspective, I asked myself what would happen if the only […]

Proactivity Key in Rural Health

July 6, 2010

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At the NRHA Conference this year, keynote speaker Dr. Joycelyn Elders provided a top ten list of rural health concerns: 1)  Access to Quality Care 2) Cancer 3) Diabetes 4) Heart Disease 5) Maternal and Infant Care 6) Mental Health 7) Nutrition (Overweight / Obesity) 8) Oral Health 9) Substance Abuse 10) Tobacco Use What I […]

2010 NRHA Conference Notes

May 29, 2010

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Last week I attended the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Rural Health Conference in Savannah, and really enjoyed myself.  Of course the venue, Savannah’s Trade and Convention Center, is so ideally situated in an historic and urban environment, it was hard not to.  I was a first-time attendee and learned a great deal. Dr. Joycelyn Elders, […]