Telemedicine briefs (US)

Two more recent items relating to telemedicine services around the US, other than California, being financed through Federal funding, either the FCC Rural Health Care program or ‘stimulus’ funding.

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences:  $102 million in Federal funding, matched by $26.5 million from UAMS and other private entities, for high-speed Internet access.  All 75 of Arkansas’ counties, 135 communities with 1.45 million rural Arkansans will be covered. Once complete, it will be expanded to nearly 4,000 schools, nursing homes, libraries, etc.  Tulsa (OK) World.
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN:  $16 million to connect this Mayo Clinic campus with 12 rural health care facilities in seven counties in southern Minnesota. High-speed broadband via Enventis will enable the clinic to provide distance health care training, education and remote telemedicine services to patients in rural areas.  Rochester Post-Bulletin