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.

Shave and a Haircut – and Teleheath

What happens when a prime time TV show becomes a potential healthcare policy direction, plus a side helping of broadband adoption strategy? An episode of the NBC TV medical melodrama New Amsterdam inspired a five-city telehealth pilot pro

Engagement on Equity: Connectivity and the Future of Healthcare

Bridging the digital divide can help address our nation’s persistent health disparities.

A Preview of the FCC's July Open Meeting: Taking the "E" Out of EBS and TV

Perhaps the biggest news of the week was the agenda for the Federal Communications Commission's July 10 Open Meeting, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai laid out in a blog post o

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:

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the Digital Divide At The Hawaii International Conference On Science Systems

The Internet has become an indispensable platform for innovation, job creation, and free expression.

Paging Dr. Google: How the Tech Giant Is Laying Claim to Health Data

Google has struck partnerships with some of the country’s largest hospital systems and most-renowned health-care providers, many of them vast in scope and few of their details previously reported.

Laundry, WiFi, and a doctor on call? Philly landlord experiments with telehealth

In the urban rental sector, where landlords around the country are trying to accommodate their residents’ needs with bike repair facilities and produce banks, one Philadelphia (PA) property developer is testing out telehealth.“The concept of landl

Turning Barbershops into Telehealth Centers

In urban neighborhoods, where Internet service and health care can be hard to access, a novel pilot project uses local barbershops and salons as wireless hubs and hypertension screening centers.

FCC Proposes 988 for Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Hotline

The Federal Communications Commission started the process of designating 988 as a new, nationwide, 3-digit number for a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.

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Connected Health Initiative

Date: 
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

The Connected Health Initiative is closing out the year with an exciting event focused on the future of health technology.