Broadband 4 All

Nov 2 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:
National Union Building, 918 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition will convene Broadband4All: Universal Service Symposium on the future of anchor institutions and the Universal Service Fund (USF) on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Op-ed: Internet access is essential

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States

There is a national conversation taking place on how to get broadband providers to go the last mile, and strike a balance with electric utilities to utilize their existing or planned infrastructure. And, private investment remains an essential component to any broadband buildout.

Broadband & Healthcare -- Just What the Doctor Ordered

Location:
USA, United States

Broadband infrastructure can help plug some of the leaks in rural healthcare services.

President Trump touts Veterans Affairs 'tele-health' program with new appointment scheduling application

Location:
The White House, Washington, 20500, United States

President Donald Trump touted a new program to increase veterans' electronic access to medical care as part of a broader tele-health push at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

GAO Report: Telehealth: Use in Medicare and Medicaid

Location:
Government Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Washington, DC, 20548, United States

Do Medicare and Medicaid pay when beneficiaries use two-way video visits to get care from their doctors? It depends. Medicare pays for some two-way video visits—referred to as "telehealth"—if the patients connect from rural health facilities.

C2H Task Force Releases Data Update for Broadband Health Map

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force announced updates to its Mapping Broadband Health in America platform.

Commissioner Clyburn Statement on Data Update for Broadband Health Map

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

I am pleased that the Commission is demonstrating its continued commitment to the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force and the Mapping Broadband Health in America platform with the release of today’s update.

Telecommunication Policies May Have Unintended Health Care Consequences

Location:
Health Affairs Blog, 7500 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814, United States
Recommendation:
3

Reverting back to a voluntary approach to network neutrality potentially threatens the well-being of many people, particularly those at risk for health disparities due to low income or rural residency.

Filing Urges Changes to USF Funded FCC Rural Healthcare-Broadband Programs

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

TeleQuality filed comments urges changes to the Federal Communications Commission rural healthcare-broadband programs, arguing that the Universal Service Fund (USF) rural healthcare, telecom and e-rate schools and libraries programs would be more effective if they did not operate as isolated silos.

USAC Announces that Qualifying Rural Health Care Program Applicants Will Not Receive Full Funding

Location:
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), 2000 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

After a comprehensive review of funding request forms (FCC Forms 462 and 466) received during the second filing window period for FY2016 (i.e., September 1 – November 30, 2016), USAC will begin issuing funding commitment letters (FCLs) on April 10, based on the total dollar value of all qualifying funding requests received during the September – November 2016 filing window period.

Rural Health Care Program: Solutions to Connect Our Rural Communities

Apr 20 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
SHLB Coalition, 1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Smartphones can deliver vital public services

Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Beyond communication, smartphones have become indispensable for everything from banking to transportation in the decade since the launch of the iPhone.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Clyburn at the 5th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Previously I have asked, what additional steps can the Federal Communications Commission take to maximize the benefits and opportunities, of the agency’s Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF).

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Releases Final #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
4

Our office is pleased to release a final version of the #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan. We believe these recommendations, if acted upon in a timely manner, can deliver robust, affordable, and reliable connectivity within the next four years.

Chairman Pai Statement On Broadband Health And The Connect2Health Task Force

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement on his visit to the Cleveland Clinic and the continued work of the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force.

Statement of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on the Continuation of the Connect2Health Task Force

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Over the past three years, the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force has been on the cutting edge of examining the intersection of broadband, advanced technology and health.

Health IT: HHS Should Assess the Effectiveness of Its Efforts to Enhance Patient Access to and Use of Electronic Health Information

Location:
Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St., NW, Washington, DC, 20548, United States

The Department of Health and Human Services wants all Americans to be able to access their health records electronically.

Sen King Leads Letter Calling on FCC to Protect Broadband Funding for Rural Healthcare Clinics

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

Sen Angus King (I-ME) led five of his colleagues, including Sen Susan Collins (R-ME), in sending a bipartisan letter calling on the Federal Communications Commission to work to avoid cuts or spending reductions to the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program, which helps deliver vital health care services and telemedicine to people who live in rural areas by providing funding for broadband.

MacArthur Foundation Names 8 Semifinalists in 100&Change Grant Competition

Location:
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, 60603-5285, United States
Recommendation:
2

Eight bold solutions to critical social problems were named semi-finalists in 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant from MacArthur. The proposals include 1) providing libraries and learners free digital access to four million books, 2) educating children displaced by conflict and persecution, and 3) providing virtual access to specialist medical care for underserved US patients.

FCC's Broadband Health Project Readying Report

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

"Disconnectivity" -- and specifically its locations -- has emerged as a major hurdle as the "Connect2HealthFCC" project prepares to submit its report within coming weeks.

Foundation for Rural Service: Aging in Place and the Role of Broadband

Location:
Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), 4121 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA, 22203, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Foundation for Rural Service and the Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative published an issue on Aging in Place and the Role of Broadband as part of their Rural Telecom Educational Series.

Telemedicine is becoming more widespread

Location:
American Telemedicine Association, 1100 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

In 2015, more than 15 million Americans received some kind of virtual medical care, according to the American Telemedicine Association. The trade group expects the number to jump by 30 percent in 2016.

Mapping Broadband Health in America

Nov 10 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

This webinar will focus on how state and local government offices, agencies and other local community stakeholders can effectively use the Mapping Broadband Health in America platform. Key audiences for the webinar include federal, state and local agencies and offices that address health, connectivity, technology and/or rural development.

Telehealth may help fill mental, behavioral health needs in rural Nebraska

Location:
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, 301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln, NE, 68508, United States
Recommendation:
3

Telehealth — offering medical services via remote technology — might be one solution for rural Nebraskans with little access to mental health and substance abuse resources, according to a look at the state’s needs by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

#Solutions2020 Policy Forum Hosted by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

Oct 19 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:15pm
Location:
Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW 12th Floor – Gewirz Building, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

The #Solutions2020 Policy Forum is open to the public. Seating will be available on a first come, first-served basis.

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At CCA Convention, FCC Commissioners Discuss Competition and the Future of Mobile Broadband

This week, three members of the Federal Communications Commission spoke to the Competitive Carriers Association, an advocacy organization for competitive wireless carriers.

Remarks of Commissioner Clyburn at Competitive Carriers Association

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

I wish to talk about the ongoing work at the Commission when it comes to that goal, as well as the Connect2Health initiative, which examines the intersection of broadband connectivity, advanced technology and health.

USDA Funds 18 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects in 16 States

Location:
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC, 20250-0002, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in 18 projects in 16 states to use communications technology to expand access to health care, substance misuse treatment, and advanced educational opportunities.

Mapping Broadband Health in America

Aug 2 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
Microsoft (DC), 901 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

This event, to be held in collaboration with the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, will highlight a new FCC mapping tool for exploring the potential of connected care and will demonstrate how the tool can be used by a variety of stakeholders to identify collaborations – public/private, network/applications, and outreach/education – that improve connectivity and health. Gaps and opportunities in rural and underserved areas will also be featured.

FCC To Launch Broadband Health Mapping Tool

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

On August 2, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force (C2H) will unveil a new mapping tool in support of its efforts to further chart the broadband future of healthcare.

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