A recap of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Spring Forum: Telehealth on the rise

INPUT Analyst Stephen Moss recaps the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Bringing legislators, policy experts, and lobbyists together, the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Spring Forum convened last week in Washington D.C. One panel focused on transforming rural health through technology and aptly illustrated the role technology will play in policy formation and improved health care in the not-so-distant future.

I say future, but in fact the technology is being used every day in rural communities throughout the nation. A speaker from a South Dakota provider lauded the role futuristic-sounding things such as e-stroke, e-ICU, e-consult, e-nursery, and e-urgent care have in the lives of thousands of rural residents. As the provider succinctly stated, the goal is to put ‘e’ in front of anything and fundamentally transform health care in the hardest to reach locations of our country. This goal is both admirable and realistic, but not without challenges.

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