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.

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



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Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:00

A conference call open to all Tribal governments, members and organizations to provide an overview of and answer questions about a Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on creating an experimental “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support the delivery of telehealth services to low-income Americans through universal service fund support. 



Your Kid’s Apps Are Crammed With Ads

In apps marketed for children 5 and under in the Google Play store, there were pop-up ads with disturbing imagery.

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them.

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

Broadband connectivity is critical for many reasons, including access to quality healthcare. From remote patient monitoring to mobile health applications accessed via smartphones, tablets, or other devices, advances in telemedicine and telehealth technologies have impacted patient care and health outcomes far away from hospitals and doctors’ offices. Connected-care services significantly reduce economic and administrative costs for patients and healthcare providers.



5G is coming, but not everyone is happy about it

For 5G, rather than relying on the huge cellular towers that already loom over industrial parks and shopping centers, carriers are counting on "small cell" antennas placed only hundreds of feet apart.

The 'Wet Blanket' of 5G Wireless

During Senate Commerce’s field hearing in South Dakota on 5G wireless technology, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken raised what he called “the wet blanket” of the coming wide-scale deployment: “I feel we also need to address ...

Is Alexa Dangerous?

We’re all falling for Alexa, unless we’re falling for Google Assistant, or Siri, or some other genie in a smart speaker. Privacy concerns have not stopped the march of these devices into our homes, however.