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As more doctors and hospitals adopt electronic health records (EHR), federal incentive payments facilitate the switch to smarter health IT. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocated $27 billion dollars in EHR incentives.
While many Americans live in areas that are wired for broadband, about one third of the United States still does not have Internet access at home. The FCC and the James L. Knight Foundation issued a challenge to designers and programmers across the country: create an application that makes public data easily accessible to the public, providing people with a tangible incentive to go online.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Broadband Opportunity Coalition (BBOC) & Speed Matters' partner One Economy are working together to close the 14-percentage point gap in home broadband adoption between White and Hispanic households.
Four-fifths of the nation's hospitals but only 41 percent of office-based physicians say they'll take advantage of federal incentive payments to adopt electronic health records (EHR), according to recent surveys.
One of the biggest gaps to broadband adoption is Internet literacy. For disenfranchised populations, it may be difficult to make the leap to online education, financial transactions, or career growth without basic online skills. That?s why Connect Ohio is bringing adoption programs to centers around the state.
The recession has hit Americans hard over the past year. With unemployment hovering around 10 percent, and higher for Hispanics and African Americans, much still needs to be done to revitalize the economy and bridge the employment gap.
West Virginia's plan to build a statewide fiber broadband network with funds from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) promises to create thousands of jobs and help lay the foundation for future economic growth.
Tech leaders representing Philadelphia announced the winners of a $10,000 grant to develop new, transformative technologies using gigabit, or ultra-fast, Internet connections.
Speed Matters' partner One Economy was awarded $28.5 million in grant money to expand high-speed Internet in underserved communities in the latest round of NITA's Broadband Opportunity funding.
The FCC has begun implementing the cyber security provisions proposed in the National Broadband Plan, opening the comments period on a cyber security certification program and testing the strength of existing broadband infrastructure.