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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December 2, 2020

Connected Nation Michigan Provides Answers to Telehealth Questions, Concerns as Use Surges During Pandemic

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Lansing, MI. (December 2, 2020) – Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is offering FREE telehealth resources to help individuals and families navigate options offered by their doctor’s offices and area hospitals.  These include an...

December 2, 2020

Connected Nation Michigan Provides Answers to Telehealth Questions, Concerns as Use Surges During Pandemic

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Lansing, MI. (December 2, 2020) – Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is offering FREE telehealth resources to help individuals and families navigate options offered by their doctor’s offices and area hospitals.  These include an...

November 5, 2020

FCC’s Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window To Open On November 6

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The following is a press release issued by the FCC on November 5, 2020 Media Contact:Katie Gorscak, (202) 418-2156katie.gorscak@fcc.gov Public Notice Outlines Application Submission Process and Eligible Services WASHINGTON, November 5, 2...

August 27, 2020

Panelists Discussed Innovations in Patient Telehealth Use During Connected Nation Webinar in Michigan

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The following was published by BroadbandBreakfast on August 26, 2020. “The telehealth industry has experienced a five-year shift in six months,” said Nick Sarantis, system director of digital health at Baptist Health System, during...