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Chairman Pai Discusses FCC's Telehealth Work at Boston Conference

I'd like to share what we are doing at the Federal Communications Commission to seize the opportunities of connected health. 

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Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

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Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:30 to 12:00

High-speed mobile broadband networks are being deployed across the U.S., creating transformative opportunities for all parts of the U.S. economy. Two sectors in particular are likely to benefit from the increased capacity, high reliability, and minimal latency that 5G networks offer: digital manufacturing and the provision of state-of-the-art healthcare.



Officials use social media to monitor, intervene in disease outbreaks

Public health officials say that using text messages, social media platforms, and other digital tools can be key in both tracking the health care behavior of people and disseminating lifesaving information during emergency situations. During publi

In Telehealth, Marketing Works

Effective, well thought-out, multi-faceted marketing can make your community broadband network more money and can cost less than sales teams alone.

Telemedicine Could Help Fill the Gaps in America's Health Care

A growing body of research suggests that medication abortum could be offered without any in-person interaction at all.

FCC Seeks Comments on Launching Telehealth Pilot Program

The Federal Communications Commission is exploring the creation of an experimental “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support the delivery of advanced telehealth services to low-income Americans.

Chairman Pai's Rural Health Care Proposal Receives Majority Support

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that a majority of Commissioners have voted in favor of his proposal to increase funding for the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program by $171 million a year. “Telemedicine

Cuts threaten subsidies for rural health broadband

More and more, rural hospitals and clinics rely on high-speed internet access to bridge the urban-rural gap and provide their patients with services that are often found only in much larger cities.

SHLB Commends Bipartisan Group of Senators for Urging FCC to Increase Rural Health Care Funding

A bipartisan group of thirty-one Senators sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission calling for greater funding for the Rural Health Care (RHC) program.

Facebook admits it discussed sharing user data for medical research project

Facebook was in discussions with major medical institutions about sharing user and patient data for a research project.