The FCC, HHS, and USDA announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and promote broadband services and technology to rural areas in America.Read More
By Jim Tate – On August 3, 2020 President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled “Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access”. This Order contained statements that demonstrate a commitment to make permanent a significant number of the temporary measures that…
By Baha Zeidan – What if your family’s access to healthcare was dependent on your family’s access to broadband internet? For millions of people living in rural America, this isn’t a hypothetical scenario.
By Joel Barthelemy – COVID-19 has arrived in rural America, threatening the livelihoods of its most vulnerable residents. Many rural communities have an older, poorer population, and limited hospitals and medical staff.
The FCC announced important changes to the Rural Health Care and E-Rate programs that will make it easier for broadband providers to support telehealth and remote learning efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Communications Commission adopted an Order to fully fund all eligible Rural Health Care Program services for the current funding year with an additional $42.19 million in funding.
The Federal Communications Commission took action to promote telehealth in rural America through reforms to the Rural Health Care Program that ensure limited program funds are disbursed efficiently and equitably, promote transparency and predictability in….
February 3-6, 2019 Arizona Grand Resort & Spa Phoenix AZ The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference brings together top thinkers in the field, and…
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Choice can be a double-edged sword—we all want more of it, but with too many choices paralysis can set in. Choosing a physician or hospital, for example, in an urban or suburban area without some kind of recommendation can truly be a daunting task.