FCC Approves Funding Applications

The FCC’s Wireline competition Bureau has approved an additional $11.19 million for 26 funding applications for FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth program. To date, the FC’s COVID-19 telehealth program has funded 56 healthcare providers in 23 states for a total of $24.9 million.

The five top funding awards includes:

  • Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital Inc. Baltimore Maryland—Awarded $994,950 to expand their video telehealth and remote patient monitoring services
  • MA FQHC Telehealth Consortium Boston MA—Awarded $939,627 to provide health center providers and patients access to telehealth via phone calls and videoconferencing, along with the use of connected thermometers and pulse oximeters for remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients plus connected blood pressure monitors
  • Navajo Nation Department of Health, Window Rock, Arizona—Awarded $954,990 to provide home healthcare and remote monitoring throughout the Navajo Nation to patients who are isolated and under shelter-in-place orders
  • Mount Sinai Hospital in New York—Awarded $862,950 to provide remote patient monitoring services to pediatric patients suffering from at least on one pre-existing chronic condition who are dependent on ongoing monitoring
  • Community Health Centers in Burlington Vermont—Awarded $782,903 for eight sites to provide telehealth visits through the use of connected devices designed to serve primarily low-income patients unable to access primary care, psychiatry, behavioral health, and dental care services

 

Go to https://www.fcc.gov/covid19telehealth to view the list of funding recipients to date.

 

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