Oct 7 COMPTEL Fall 2014 Convention & Expo Presentation: FCC Healthcare Initiatives
Sept 16 NHIT Keynote: Ruby's Magic Carpet: In Search of a Cure for Persistent Health Disparities
Sept 15 ONC Keynote: Realizing Broadband's Grand Promise for Consumer Health IT
C2H On the Go
C2H Beyond the Beltway Series
- Nov 18 Charlottesville, VA - University of Virginia Center for Telehealth
- Jackson, MS - University of Mississippi Center for Telehealth*
*Details to be announced.
Blog: The Health and Care Challenge
Population growth, an aging population coupled with fewer doctors per capita are creating a widening healthcare availability gap for many Americans. Broadband-enabled technology solutions are key to meeting the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.
Funding Sources for Broadband-Enabled Health Care: Financial support available for initiatives connecting broadband services and health care delivery.
Tips and Information
- Telehealth, Telemedicine and Telecare: What's What?
- Things to Ask Your Doctor About Digital Health
- More for Consumers >>
Digital Health: Share Your Story
We want to know how you are "connecting" to health! How are you using technology to address a health problem? Which digital health tools work best for you? You can email us at engageC2H@fcc.gov and send us your pic, audio file or video.
The FCC remains committed to doing its part to accelerate the adoption of broadband-enabled health care solutions and the development and availability of health-related technologies for all Americans. This is a collaborative effort involving multiple bureaus and offices. For example, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) oversees the Healthcare Connect Fund, to expand health care provider access to broadband, especially in rural areas. The Office Engineering and Technology (OET) manages spectrum and works to create new opportunities for competitive technologies, including wireless medical devices.
Explore the FCC's Policymaking Milestones: FCC, Broadband and Health Milestones (1996 – 2014)
Significant FCC actions and activities for improving health care, expanding access to broadband, facilitating the development of advanced health care technologies, and creating new opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs. Click on an icon to learn more about the milestones and events that occurred in a specific year.
Featured Policy Papers
Periodically, the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force will feature published academic, research and policy papers that raise provocative issues, articulate policy challenges, or identify lessons learned about the future of broadband-enabled digital technologies in the context of health and health care. We welcome submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org for future posts.
September 2014: Essential Stewardship Priorities for Academic Health Systems, Institute of Medicine
"Increasingly, health systems are being challenged to develop models that shift care out of the hospital setting . . . to the outpatient setting, the home, and the workplace where the emphasis can also shift to prevention, early detection, and longitudinal care management of chronic conditions."
About the Task Force
"Connecting everyone, everywhere through broadband and advanced technologies to the people, services and information they need to get well and stay healthy is our vision."
- P. Michele Ellison, Chair
Connect2HealthFCC is exploring the intersection of broadband, advanced technology and health and further charting the broadband future of health care – serving as an umbrella for all FCC health-oriented activities to help enable a healthier America.
C2H Task Force
Share Your Digital Health Story