Friday, September 08, 2017

FCC holds teleconferences to discuss telemedicine

The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force is continuing to hold virtual listening sessions about all aspects of broadband-enabled health, mostly meaning telemedicine. The goal is to solicit info from non-traditional stakeholders and those outside the Washington, D.C., area. Registration is closed, but digital recordings will be published on the FCC's website, and are sure to be a goldmine of interesting discussion. Interested parties can submit
Here's a list of the virtual listening sessions, both past and future, and the stakeholder groups that are invited to participate in each:
  • Week of Aug. 7 Health Care Provider Forum: e.g., Health system administrators and CIOs, clinicians and other health care providers (including allied health professionals); community health officials and clinicians; small medical practices; public safety and EMS professionals; and researchers.
  • Week of Sept. 11: Rural and Consumer Issues Forum: e.g., Associations and advocacy groups representing rural interests, Tribal land, people with disabilities, veterans, and older Americans.
  • Week of Sept. 18: Technology and Broadband Services Forum: e.g., Telecommunications carriers, broadband services providers, manufacturers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
  • Week of Sept. 25: Policymakers Forum: e.g., Federal policymakers; state and local health officials (or their representatives) and other policymakers; associations representing state,  county, and city health officials and policymakers; state and local officials involved in developing technology and broadband policies and strategies. 
Click here for more information about the teleconferences.

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