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Integrating telehealth: Strengthening rural health care delivery.

The health care landscape is undergoing a transformation, particularly in how medical services are delivered in rural communities. Amidst rapid technological advancements, telehealth has surfaced as a revolutionary tool, essential for bridging the disparities in health care access. This shift towards virtual care delivery models is not just a convenience – it is a necessity for the sustainability of rural health systems..

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First-of-its-kind rural provider compensation report released.

In partnership with NRHA, Stroudwater Associates, the nation’s leading source for operational, financial, quality, and clinical strategy for rural and community health care, has released the results of the State of Rural Compensation in 2023. The survey results and report illustrate the enormous variability in provider pay across rural organizations and the pressing need for rural health care to align provider compensation with organizational goals.    .

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Rural renovations: Three features every patient payment portal should have in 2024 .

  • Author: Ty Betts

For rural hospitals, technology is both an opportunity and a necessity as patient expectations during the billing process quickly change. The good news for providers is that these capabilities have become more affordable and can not only improve the patient experience but also drive faster and more consistent payment resolution. .

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A reason to care: How students choose rural health.

For three rural medical and public health students who recently spoke with NRHA about their career choice, finding their “reason to care” was a huge deciding factor in pursuing smalltown practice – but they also believe exposure can help more students become interested in rural medicine, and rural living has a lot to offer the younger generation..

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Focus on Fellows: Checking in with three rural leaders.

Over the years, NRHA has developed a network of diverse rural leaders who have stepped forward to serve in key positions in affiliated advocacy groups, as well as local and state legislative bodies with health equity as a main focus. We recently sat down with NRHA Rural Health Fellows graduates Vicki Brooks, Joni Nelson, and Thad Shunkwiler to discuss how the program benefited them and why others should consider applying..

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