Bolstering digital medicine in our rural communities of Kentucky.
The intersection of health and technology has become essential to healthcare delivery since the onset of the pandemic. Particularly, telemedicine is rapidly expanding, increasing access to healthcare and allowing patients to see their doctor in the comfort of their own home. Many rural counties in Kentucky face economic and geographic barriers preventing the widespread use of telehealth services. Humana Healthy Horizons, Humana’s Medicaid Plan in Kentucky, is investing $207,000 into one of these regions, Lyon County, KY, in order to break down those barriers. This investment will improve Internet infrastructure, enhance educational resources, as well as create an innovative telehealth hub that allows residents to connect with providers and hospital systems from local to state level.
This initiative is part of Humana’s growing effort to ensure equitable healthcare for our diverse patient populations.