- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

TERRE HAUE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana group has won nearly $1 million in federal funds to boost efforts to use technology to bring health care 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’ Health Resources and 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 Tribune-Star reports the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center, also based in Terre Haute, will use the funds to provide technical and educational programs for tele-medicine.

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Information from: Tribune-Star, https://www.tribstar.com

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