Pilot Project Brings Telehealth to Barbershops and Salons for Hypertension Screening

Date: 24 Aug 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new pilot project is bringing telehealth services to barbershops and salons. The aim is to leverage all of the unique characteristics of these businesses to pioneer early detection and eventually ongoing treatment of high blood pressure and the constellation of associated complications, which disproportionately affect African Americans.… Read More

“We Can’t Build It and Just Assume People Will Come”: Digital Inclusion and Equity Today

Date: 11 Aug 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Today on the podcast we welcome Angela Siefer and Craig Settles. Together, they untangle the long history of broadband subsidies and racial bias, and how that has come to influence who has affordable connection options today. They also talk about the current stage of telehealth and the ramifications of the Digital Equity Act since its adoption a year ago.… Read More

Telehealth: Expanding Broadband in Rural Communities for Low Cost Healthcare During and After the Pandemic

Date: 9 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Unfortunately, many rural communities don’t have adequate Internet access because, and the lack of connectivity is a barrier to telehealth. Dave predicts that the current Covid-19 crisis will push more healthcare providers to adopt telehealth, even after the pandemic ends. They also consider how the move to telehealth services could actually improve outcomes for many people in North Carolina.… Read More