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On today's special Thursday edition Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable, the Mountain West News Bureau's Madelyn Beck, Idaho Ed News's Kevin Richert and BoiseDev's Don Day come together to discuss the week in news. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the nation to figure out something it's tried to do for years: increase access to telehealth.

That’s true across the nation and in rural Western states like Idaho. 


St. Luke's

St. Luke's Health System is investing $3.4 million in a virtual care center - a "high tech hub" with a medical team available to provide assistance 24/7. The center will be able to connect doctors with rural Idahoans and those with mobility issues. Idaho Matters discusses this new trend in health care with St. Luke's and how this could be a game changer for underserved rural communities.