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

December 16, 2021

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

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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 Mich...

December 16, 2021

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:...

December 9, 2021

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

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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 cl...