Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Commonwealth of Virginia is studying Broadband Internet Usage for Health IT

With telehealth, there is often improved quality of health care, expanded scope of medical services, increased access to health information, reduced travel time and transportation expenses, decreased time missed at work and more. However, place matters with respect to access to broadband. According to a USDA report, "whereas an estimated 55 percent of U.S. adults had broadband access at home in 2008, only 41 percent of adults in rural household had broadband access... Areas with low population size, locations that have experienced persistent population loss and an aging population, or places where population is widely dispersed over demanding terrain generally have difficulty attracting broadband service providers.
To access the survey, click here!

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