Connect2HealthFCC (C2HFCC) is a senior-level, multi-disciplinary Task Force designed to move the needle on broadband and advanced health care technologies. Michele Ellison, Deputy General Counsel, serves as Task Force Chair.
Recognizing that technology innovations in clinical practice and care delivery are poised to fundamentally change the face of health care, C2HFCC is charged with exploring the intersection of broadband, advanced technology, and health. The Task Force will focus on further charting the broadband future of health and care. This will ensure that the FCC stays ahead of the health technology curve. The Task Force objectives include:
- Promoting effective policy and regulatory solutions that encourage broadband adoption and promote health IT.
- Identifying regulatory barriers (and incentives) to the deployment of radio frequency-enabled advanced health care technologies and devices.
- Strengthening the nation's telehealth infrastructure through its Rural Health Care Program and other initiatives.
- Raising consumer awareness about the value proposition of broadband in the health care sector and its potential for addressing health care disparities.
- Encouraging the development of broadband-enabled health technologies that are designed to be fully accessible to people with disabilities.
- Highlighting effective telehealth projects, broadband-enabled health technologies, and mhealth applications across the country and abroad – to identify lessons learned, best practices, and regulatory challenges.
- Engaging a diverse array of traditional and non-traditional stakeholders to identify emerging issues and opportunities in the broadband health space.
The Task Force seeks broad, public and private stakeholder input and collaboration to meet these goals. Ultimately and consistent with our statutory mandate in section 706 of the Telecommunications Act, we must ensure that advanced communications technologies are widely available to all Americans. Learn more about the C2HFCC Mission and Vision.
Learn more at www.fcc.gov/health.
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