Health and Media

Communications technology-enabled solutions that can play an important role in the transformation of healthcare. Media coverage of health issues. And the impact of various media on health.

The Trump Administration’s Plan to Put You in Charge of Your Health Information

“Interoperability” isn’t a word most people hear every day. But when it comes to the future of patient-centered healthcare in the United States, few technological developments may prove to be more important.

Commissioner Clyburn Remarks at HIMSS 2018 Conference

Four years ago, I urged the Federal Communications Commission  to create what is now known as the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force under then-Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Clyburn at Consumer Advisory Committee

[Speech] My approach when it comes to public safety issues, has been shaped by three, key guiding principles: people with accessibility and access challenges must benefit; we should do all we can to educate every consumer about these safety benefi

President Trump raises concerns about impact of violent movies: 'Maybe they have to put a rating system for that'

President Donald Trump warned about the influence of violence in movies while discussing school safety and mass shootings, suggesting it could be a contributing factor to recent mass shootings.  "We have to look at the internet, because a lot of b

America’s Real Digital Divide

[Commentary]  If you think middle-class children are being harmed by too much screen time, just consider how much greater the damage is to minority and disadvantaged kids, who spend much more time in front of screens. While some parents in more da

Cancer project also a bet on rural broadband’s future

[Commentary] Lack of digital connectivity carries extremely high costs, but few areas reveal the opportunities and challenges of rural digital divides better than health care. Broadband has the power to conquer distance.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn before the National Rural Health Association

Simply and admittedly boldly put, broadband is, I believe, the public health tool, of, our, time. New thinking, innovative cross-sector collaborations, these hold significant promise, for the future of broadband and improved health, in rural Ameri

Can expertise from Big Tech make poor people healthier?

The gap between haves and have-nots in American health care isn't just driven by insurance and access to doctors.

SHLB Urges the FCC to Reform and Increase Funding for Rural Health Care Program

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, a broad-based membership organization that includes health providers and telehealth networks, filed comments with the Federal Communication Commission asking for an increase in fundin

Date/Location Details: 

Common Sense 

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

9:00 a.m. Registration


9:30 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks

  • Dr. Loel Solomon, vice president, community health, Kaiser Permanente
  • James P. Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense


10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Truth About Tech: Industry's Role in Shaping Health and Democracy