For Rural Maine Hospitals, Apps Can Improve Access

Delivering medical care to patients in rural regions around the globe can be a challenge. You might rightly guess at the need for more clinical resources in places like sub-Saharan Africa — but Harrington, Maine?

The small Down East town has been selected, along with villages in Haiti, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, as a pilot location for a project by the nonprofit Health eVillages. The point is to improve medicine by making knowledge more mobile. It’s a new take on the classic “black bag,” where the tools are slick apps, tablets and networking.

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