California Seeks Clinics To Participate in Telemedicine Network
The California Telehealth Network is seeking applications from clinics interested in participating in a program to create a statewide telecommunications infrastructure aimed at improving rural residents' access to medical services, the East Bay Business Times reports.
The federally backed $30 million program, co-managed by the University of California Office of the President and the UC-Davis Health System, is part of a larger Federal Communications Commission initiative.
Participating clinics will receive a broadband connection at no cost and will be able to access specialty and emergency care services throughout the state.
So far, about 400 clinics have expressed interest in the program, and the California Telehealth Network will accept applications through July 30.
The program hopes to connect 100 clinics in the first year of the three-year initiative (East Bay Business Times, 6/23).