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By Dave Muoio July 11, 2019
The FCC’s Connected Care Pilot Program — a three-year, $100 million telehealth initiative that was first proposed last summer — took another step toward fruition yesterday with the commission’s unanimous vote to advance and seek public comment on the project. Alongside general questions on the program’s budgeting, duration and structure, the new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is searching for...
By Aditi Pai February 18, 2014
Twenty eight percent of US broadband households have used some type of virtual care communication tool and nearly 20 percent of smartphone and tablet owners use an app to track or manage their fitness activities, according to a survey from Parks Associates. The research firm also predicts this figure will increase to 65 percent by 2018 and virtual care doctor-patient video consultation revenues...
By Brian Dolan August 28, 2009
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just announced a plan to examine the mobile phone industry in an effort to determine ways that the agency can spur innovation and competition in the industry. The FCC highlighted four key markets ripe for wireless innovation: health care, energy, education and public safety and is seeking comments on how it can best go about facilitating innovation...