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The Push for Rural Broadband Coverage Continues

By now, it’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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Microsoft Urges $10 Billion Broadband Investment

By now, it’s a well-established fact that access to high-quality telehealth care is nearly impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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Bipartisan RURAL Act Would Support Telehealth in Underserved Areas

In an already-busy Congress for telehealth-related legislation, two senators have added yet another bill to the steadily growing list. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), both longtime advocates for telehealth (and co-authors of the CONNECT for Health Act, also introduced this session), recently introduced the Reaching Underserved […]

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Report: The “Double Burden” of Chronic Conditions, Poor Broadband Access

A recently released study from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is shedding new light on health care disparities in the United States—specifically, between patients residing in rural and urban counties when it comes to the prevalence of chronic disease. As Health Data Management and others first reported, the report, Mapping Broadband Health in America, from […]

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Broadband and Health Outcomes: AMIA, Others Weigh In

To state the (very) obvious: Access to high-quality telehealth care is nearly impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. While progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, studies have shown that more than 30 million Americans still lack access to high-speed broadband Internet, including as many as 39 […]

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Big Savings from Rural Telemedicine, Per New Study

When asked to envision who might benefit most from telemedicine, the average person might point to a rural patient in need of specialty health care–someone who, without the aid of new technologies, would have to spend hours (and hard-earned money) traveling to visit a specialist in a large, urban hospital. As first reported by Fierce […]

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New FCC Chair: A Potential Telehealth Champion?

For telemedicine advocates still concerned about their fate under the Trump Administration (and the ACA “repeal and replace”), one new appointee might serve to allay some concerns. New Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, during a visit to the Cleveland Clinic, spoke of telemedicine’s potential to expand access to quality care, particularly in underserved […]

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Clinton Picks Telemedicine Champion as Running Mate, Senator Tim Kaine

Telehealth advocates had good reason to cheer when Hillary Clinton named her running mate recently. Clinton’s choice for vice president, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has long been a strong believer in telehealth and its ability to improve access to healthcare. In July, Kaine and his fellow Virginia Senator, Mark Warner, announced that the U.S. Department […]

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An mHealth Champion for FCC Chairman? Senate to Vote

As mHealth and telemedicine have become increasingly popular in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman has come to play an important role in shaping the technologies’ future usage.  Indeed, the development of the Healthcare Connect Fund is just one recent example of the agency’s efforts in this area. Now mHealth advocates appear […]

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FCC, USAC Sponsors Training Event on Healthcare Connect Fund

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Universal Service Administrative Company are holding a joint two-day training session on September 23 and 24 in Washington D.C. on the FCC’s new Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF). According to the FCC, the Healthcare Connect Fund is the newest component of the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program. Participants in […]

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