Telemedicine, graduate medical education (GME) reforms, and allowing for nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice to the full extent of their training.

These are just a few of the health care reforms state lawmakers are considering that could help ameliorate the widening rural-urban health care divide.

My latest Health Care Update explains how removing professional barriers for NPs who are licensed in North Carolina would make it easier for them to deliver patient care in underserved areas of the state.

Read all about it here.