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Supporting Connectivity for Health Care Providers: The FCC's Healthcare Connect Fund

Christianna Lewis Barnhart, Acting Manager of the Rural Healthcare Program and Matthew Quinn, Director of Healthcare Initiatives, both from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), spoke on Wednesday, June 18th at the Government Health IT Conference about their areas of responsibility in healthcare. They offered key details regarding, “connecting the community and focusing on consumer access to advanced services for telemedicine.” They also included information in their presentation stating they are “seeking comments on consumer-oriented rural broadband experiments that would improve patient access to healthcare.”

For more information on the FCC initiatives discussed, visit Healthcare Connect Fund- Frequently Asked Questions and the Rural Healthcare Program website.

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