Improved High Speed Network to Improve Health Care for Rural and Underserved Illinois Patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new $21 million fiber-optic medical network is under way for the Illinois Rural HealthNet, designed to increase access to advanced medical care for residents of rural and underserved areas across Illinois.

The Illinois Rural HealthNet (IRHN) — a nonprofit network of health care providers — signed a contract with Omaha, Neb.-based communications and security services provider G4S Technology to implement a system linking 85 rural health care entities to urban medical centers.

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