Bringing Health Care Home

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.

As of July 2021, telehealth usage had grown by an estimated 3003% over
pre-pandemic rates just among Medicare users alone.*

To explore this issue further, CN Michigan revisited the five rural Michigan counties profiled in its initial study titled “Healthcare from anywhere: telehealth use & perceptions in rural Michigan.”

Those five counties are:

Dickenson
Gladwin
Osceola
Roscommon
Sanilac

This 2021 report identifies key telehealth trends in the 18 months that followed and provides four recommendations to continue the expansion of telehealth in rural Michgan. These recommendations can be applied in other communities.

Learn more by clicking here or on the cover to the right.

* https://www.cms.gov/medicare-telemedicine-snapshot