New insight about state telehealth laws provides a clear path to further expansion—and better coverage for patients

Published on: June 14, 2022

By David Nunnally, Research Assistant Connected Nation  Bowling Green, Ky. (June 14, 2022) – The Center for Connected Health Policy released its spring 2022 report in May on state telehealth laws and Medicaid program policies. Among other things, the document tracks changes in Medicaid policy that states have enacted since fall 2021.  While the landscape remains largely the same, these advances …

The growing use of telehealth in a post pandemic world, what it means for mental health care

Published on: April 12, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee (April 12, 2022) – Over the past two years, telehealth has grown to become a common type of outpatient care. This online approach to medical treatment is not only helping people who have physical illnesses, but those who are struggling with mental health issues as well.   According to a new study by Health Affairs, the steep rise in …

Internet users save big by seeking out health information online

Published on: January 18, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (January 18, 2022) – Since we opened our doors more than 20 years ago, Connected Nation (CN) has focused both nationally and locally on the impact that broadband can have on peoples’ lives. It is not enough to work with others to lay the infrastructure and make broadband available to every home. We must also explore the …

Bringing health care home: what we can learn from telehealth trends in rural Michigan

Published on: December 16, 2021

Comparing 2019 to 2021 data provides new insights into patient perceptions and use of telemedicine Lansing, Michigan (December 16, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN), through the work of its state program, Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), today released a follow-up to its groundbreaking 2020 study on telehealth use and perceptions. “Bringing Health Care Home: Telehealth Trends in Rural Michigan” provides …

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Connected Nation (CN), through the work of its state program Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), recently released a follow up to its groundbreaking 2020 study on telehealth use and perceptions. “Bringing Health Care Home: Telehealth Trends in Rural Michigan” provides key findings, new insights, and clear guidance on how we can approach telehealth needs in rural America.

This holiday season, let’s sound the alarm on broadband access for all

Published on: December 9, 2021

While the pandemic drove some much-needed progress, 42 million Americans are still stuck in the Digital Divide Louisville, Kentucky (December 9, 2021) – One of my favorite holiday memories involves an alarm clock. Not just any alarm clock — an ugly, grey metal clock that you had to wind to set. It made this awful, and sometimes frightening ding, ding, …

New data make a case for expanded, permanent telehealth coverage for Medicare patients

Published on: December 8, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky (December 8, 2021) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new Medicare Telemedicine Data Snapshot on Friday, December 3. This kind of government data can sometimes get overlooked especially during the end-of-the-year frenzy. However, Connected Nation has been studying telehealth trends in Michigan since 2019 and noticed something in this recent federal data …

Panelists announced for national conversation on the Digital Divide, free event to broadcast live from 3 US cities

Published on: October 7, 2021

20 years | 3 US cities | 1-of-a-kind event   Bowling Green, Ky. (October 7, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is marking 20 years of service in 2021 by hosting “A national conversation on the Digital Divide.” This one-of-a-kind, live event will take placeWednesday, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (eastern). Registration is free at cn20.org. Panelists will …

Use Your Internet Connection to Take Care of Yourself This Month

Published on: August 26, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (August 26, 2021) – August is National Wellness Month — a time to focus on self-care, managing stress, and developing healthy routines. We’re all facing a slew of stressors this time of the year: kids’ school routines are changing; seasonal changes mean decreasing sunlight that can trigger changes in dopamine and serotonin (two chemicals that have been …

Connected Nation honored for online resource hub in response to the coronavirus crisis

Published on: June 8, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky. (June 8, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is being honored by PR News for its Digital Newsroom “Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis.” This online newsroom provided immediate and critical resources for individuals and families as well as local and state leaders in response to the need for better internet access during the pandemic. “Connected Nation has worked …