Equum Medical and National Rural Health Association collaborate on IT and telehealth to help support the health safety net

NEW YORK, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has designated Equum Medical as an exclusive partner of the Health Information Technology Coalition. The HIT Coalition, with the support and expertise of Equum Medical, will work on initiatives to revolutionize care for rural Americans through more widespread and effective use of electronic health records and telehealth services.

In 2009, a “rural health information technology (HIT) coalition” was convened under the auspices of the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) and the National Rural Health Resource Center (NRHRC). The HIT Coalition works with the help of NHRRC and Health Tech Strategies, Inc. and is made up of a cross section of diverse advocates and stakeholders, including representatives from hospitals, clinics, providers, technology organizations, and government. The Coalition identifies emerging technologies (as well as current policy issues) of critical importance to rural health care by offering insights of particular interest to rural health care delivery through technology.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Equum, who have so much experience with the challenges faced in rural health care,” he said Larry Bedell, executive director of the NRHA utility company. “For many of our members, decisions are being made about expensive digital tools and telehealth services that should improve productivity and, more importantly, help reduce the impact of workforce shortages, but these organizations need help weighing options We’ve seen that Equum has the depth and breadth of rural health expertise to help deliver that care.”

Unique among providers, Equum offers comprehensive virtual care services with acute care specialists, virtual nursing, remote vital signs monitoring technicians, and virtual safety assistants, who observe patients at risk of falling or other harm.

“The decision to accept the partnership was driven by our deep belief in the power of collaboration, innovation and inclusiveness to transform health care for rural communities across the nation,” he said. Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA, founder and CEO of Equum Medical. With NHRA at the helm, this coalition will do great things to benefit rural health care. “NRHA’s reputation as a dedicated, high-integrity organization is unmatched; they have consistently demonstrated their commitment to advancing rural health care through their tireless advocacy, research, and educational initiatives.”

Scurlock noted that rural healthcare is deeply ingrained in his and his company’s DNA. “I grew up in a little Texas city, and I have first-hand knowledge of the full impact of closing the only hospital in a community, a loss of access, jobs and people,” he said. “Equum has made the preservation of rural healthcare our top priority “.

About Equum
Equum Medical is a nationally recognized, technology-enabled clinical services company that provides the people and processes that ensure investments in telehealth technology can transform hospital care. Equum’s clinical services platform focuses on the acute care population which includes emergency room, critical care, nursing and sitter solutions. Learn more here at equummedical.com.

About the NRHA
The National Rural Health Association is a national non-profit organization with thousands of members worldwide the United States provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. Learn more at ruralhealth.us.

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