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.

Why is the FCC Talking about a USF Cap?

The Benton Foundation unequivocally opposes any proposals from the Federal Communications Commission that would allow the FCC to shirk its responsibilities to meet its Congressionally-mandated mission. The FCC is supposed to ensure:

South Carolina continues to invest in telehealth, but internet connections lag

South Carolina is expanding access to telemedicine — or, put broadly, health care done via the internet.

FCC Provides Guidance on Rural Rates in Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program

The funding year (FY) 2019 application filing window for the Rural Health Care Universal Service Support Mechanism (RHC Program) opened on February 1, 2019 and will run through May 31, 2019. To assist eligible health care providers participating i

Sponsor: 

Health IT Now

Date: 
Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:30

As the 116th Congress begins, policymakers on both sides of the aisle are looking for technology-enabled solutions to lower health costs and spur better outcomes for patients. 



The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution

The question we face in the digital age is not how to have it all, but how to maintain valuable activity at a societal price on which we can agree.

Creative Orientation Means Success In Broadband and Telehealth

Two years ago I wrote that community broadband builders have two options for network deployment: they could use the problem-solving approach or the creation orie

North Dakota Bill Would Set New Terms for Telemedicine

A bill in the North Dakota Senate would require patients to do a video or in-person examination for their initial visit with a telemedicine provider.

Chairman Pai Remarks at Veterans Affairs Telehealth Summit

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been aggressively implementing telehealth services. And at the Federal Communications Commission, we’ve been working to seize the opportunities of connected health for all Americans, including veterans.

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Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

Date: 
Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:00

Rural Health Care (RHC) Program participants have been asking a lot of questions over the last few months - both about the uncertain future of the program and about FY2018 funding requests. But the biggest question of all for FY2018 applicants is simply, "When will I know if my funding has been approved?"



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Internet Innovation Alliance

Date: 
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00

Welcome & Intros: Congressman Rick Boucher, IIA Honorary Chairman

SESSION 1: Policy Prescription to Advance Telemedicine

Panel moderated by Dr. Karen Rheuban, Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine and Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Health