$400 Million in FCC Grants for Rural Telehealth

January 2008
Health Management Technology;Jan2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p8
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The article reports on the grant recipients and amounts for the Rural Health Care Pilot Program announced by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The program is designed to encourage telehealth and telemedicine service throughout the U.S. The grants will total $417 million to be dispersed among awarded telehealth networks in 42 states and three U.S. territories. Of the 81 applications received, the FCC selected 69 applicants for participation in the pilot program.


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