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.

Click here for the press release which provides a summary of the study.

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May 5, 2021

Summit offers new insights about the future of telehealth, rural broadband in America

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“This is the biggest opportunity to expand access to the internet since the internet was invented.” Virtual event (May 5, 2021) – Experts and industry insiders recently came together to discuss the ways the coronavirus pandemic is impa...

April 5, 2021

The pandemic’s impact on health care, broadband access and what it means for the future of telehealth

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The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunity for Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Virtual Event – (April 5, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in tele...

March 18, 2021

Summit to bring together health care and broadband experts to discuss changes to and future of telehealth

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The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunity for Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Lansing, MI. (March 18, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in telehe...