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Treating COPD in Rural Communities with Telehealth

Posted by Michelle Hillock on Jun 14, 2019 9:45:00 AM

In May, HRS published a blog post highlighting the role of telehealth in combating the social determinants of health such as physical environment, economic stability, education, and food insecurity. Today, HRS dives into the benefits of telehealth in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rural communities with high rates of poverty.

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Topics: telehealth, COPD, population health, SDoH, rural communities

The Role of Telehealth in Combating the Social Determinants of Health

Posted by Tess Meehan on May 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), 80 percent of a persons health and well being can be tied to their physical environment, economic stability, education, and food insecurity; while merely 20 percent can be tied to their access and quality of care.

 

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, population health, SDoH, rural communities