An Indiana group has won nearly $1 million in federal funds to boost efforts to use technology to bring healthcare to under-served areas in four states.
The Terre Haute-based Indiana Rural Health Association group was the lead applicant in obtaining $325,000 for each of the next three years for tele-health support in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. The funding will come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration.
Tele-medicine uses video conferencing and other electronic means to connect patients with health care providers they might not otherwise have access to and to send medical information.
The Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center, also based in Terre Haute, will use the funds to provide technical and educational programs for tele-medicine.