Maine's telehealth hopes need broadband to become reality

Information technology should be revolutionizing the way patients in Maine interact with their healthcare providers, but poor broadband infrastructure and outdated federal policies are slowing progress to a crawl. Many people believe the best way to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare in Maine is to connect more patients and providers in real time over the Internet and cellular networks via an approach known broadly as telehealth, but there are major obstacles.

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