ONC director: "rural HIT is a priority for HHS"

In a blog posted by David Blumenthal, M.D., on Tuesday, he stated that rural HIT is a priority for HHS. Blumenthal cited his visit to NRHA's rural policy institute as a key source of learning about our unique challenges: capital financing, workforce and broadband connectivity. NRHA will continue its vigilance in ensuring against a rural-urban digital divide, however, we welcome ONC's commitment to this issue.