Can Broadband Really Save Healthcare?

Shaw, Gienna
May 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2010, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p14
The author comments on the capacity of broadband access and e-health to improve the U.S. healthcare system. The author believes that technology is only part of the solution to the industry's problems, including physician shortages and disparities in access to care, and does not really solve the problem. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission offers solutions which include the development of a strategy by the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Health and Human Services documenting the value of e-health technologies through pilots and demonstration projects.


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