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Broadband investments to boost 900 healthcare facilities

On July 2, President Obama announced a $795 million government program that will help rural areas gain broadband access. 900 healthcare facilities stand to benefit from this program. The program supports 66 Recovery Act programs and is expected to initially create 5,000 jobs and spur future economic growth in many of these communities.

“On the healthcare front – already $2.5T in the United States and 17 percent of GDP – the FCC’s National Broadband Plan estimates $700 billion in savings over 15-25 years from teleHealth initiatives. Telehealth is likely to get a boost from greater access to broadband, the FCC plan notes.”

For additional information and a list of the specific projects visit: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/broadband-investments-boost-900-healthcare-facilities

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