Illinois is running last in the race to provide telehealth to rural communities

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In many states across the U.S. — and even countries around the world — telehealth has proven itself a good way to provide key healthcare services to rural and underserved populations, but Illinois is running last in that race. “They actually put out grades for states and Illinois has been down in the D, sometimes towards the F, in the grades,” said Suzanne Hinderliter, vice president of telehealth services for OSF HealthCare. “We have not come into the 21st century with this.”