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.

Read the Full Study Here!


Latest Telehealth News

October 7, 2021

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

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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 ...

June 8, 2021

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

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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 a...

June 1, 2021

Connected Nation and M-1 Studios honored with Telly Award for work to improve understanding of telehealth

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Bowling Green, Ky. (June 1, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN), in partnership with M-1 Studios, produced a series of Public Service Announcements to create a better understanding of how to use telehealth while protecting patient privacy an...

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...