Revitalizing Rural Healthcare Using Technology: Addressing Telehealth Policy and Workforce Challenges


This important webinar addresses the critical issue of rural hospital and clinic closures, a phenomenon that poses significant challenges to patient access to healthcare and the overall well-being of rural communities. Our panel of expert speakers explored the various factors leading to these closures, emphasizing that while the reasons are complex, solutions are attainable. The focus of the discussion is on the role of telehealth policies in supporting rural health facilities.

This webinar provided attendees with valuable insights into effective telehealth policies and practices that can bolster the viability of rural healthcare organizations. Gain a deeper understanding of navigating the delicate balance between embracing technological advancements and ensuring the long-term sustainability of healthcare services in rural areas.

Featured Speakers:

  • David Newman, MD – Medical Officer, Virtual Care, Sanford Health
  • Zil Joyce Dixon Romero – State Government Affairs Manager, National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
  • Brock Slabach – Chief Operations Officer, National Rural Health Association (NRHA)

Co-hosted with The National Rural Health Association