Blackburn Eyes National Telehealth Programs in Rural Health Strategy

From mHealth Intelligence:

Congress may soon be reviewing a new strategy to create and expand multi-state telehealth programs that aim to improve access to care in rural parts of the country.

That’s the goal of US Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who includes connected health in her newly announced Rural Health Agenda, a collection of three bills designed to deal with “health care delivery challenges in rural America to maintain quality care close to home.”

On July 31, Blackburn and co-sponsor Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced a bill, S.2408, which would amend the Public Health Service Act to create a national telehealth program. Called the Telemedicine Across State Lines Act, the bill has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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