Agriculture Department Cultivates Rural Health IT

John Pulley | Nextgov | June 8, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced another round of funding earlier this week to develop telemedicine networks across rural America.

In a June 6 announcement, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the department would offer $14 million in rural-development financing for 32 telemedicine projects, 19 distance-learning projects and one combined project, with 45 percent of funds going to counties that have minority populations of at least 30 percent.Projects include...