A look at tools for rural clinicians
Small and rural healthcare providers face many challenges in implementing healthcare IT. They’re hindered by staffing and financial limitations—the lack of budget prevents many small providers from transitioning between EHR vendors or bringing in outside resources; practices struggle to move beyond inefficient workflows and processes. And it’s harder to get rural patients engaged, compared with their metropolitan area counterparts.
Despite these challenges, small and rural health IT providers have more opportunities for achieving progress, says Stoltenberg Consulting in a recent issue brief. Here are the technologies that can help these struggling providers.