Feds Fund ‘Telehealth’ for Rural Maryland Counties

Three rural Maryland counties will receive a federal grant to fund telehealth. These programs allow for long distance patient/clinician contact and care when specialists aren’t locally available.

As reported on Delmarva Public Radio:

U.S. senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski announced $300,000 in funding Monday from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute.

The Maryland senators say in a statement that the institute will partner with hospitals in Garrett and Worcester counties, and with school-based health centers in Dorchester County, to screen patients and deliver specialized care.

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