TQ TeleConnection- October 2018

FCC Chief Touts mHealth Advances During Connected Health Keynote

October 19, 2018 - Federal officials reaffirmed the government’s interest in expanding broadband connectivity and bringing telehealth tools to bear on the opioid abuse epidemic during this week’s Connected Health Conference in Boston.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai took the stage Thursday to note several federal efforts to expand broadband access to rural and remote regions to help healthcare providers improve and expand telehealth and telemedicine programs. He also announced an expansion of the agency’s Mapping Broadband Health in America program to include critical drug abuse data, and the launch of a chronic pain management and opioid solutions challenge by the Connect2Health Task Force.

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mHealth Intelligence (10/19/18) 

Eric Wicklund