Telehealth

It's not only rural America where a broadband connection can be hard to find.
Broadband-based telemedicine is helping villagers in India with affordable health care.
Virginia recently became the fourteenth state to enact health care legislation requiring insurance coverage for telemedicine.
The Federal Government announced nearly $1 billion in Recovery Act awards to train over 10,000 new health IT workers and promote meaningful adoption of emerging technology in the health care industry.
As a part of its series of national broadband plan workshops, the FCC recently convened a session on broadband policies in other countries. These workshops are designed to help the FCC develop a national broadband plan, which is due to Congress by February 17.
We have discussed the impact that broadband access can have on healthcare for some time. With the help of our friends at App-rising.com, we are taking a deeper look into the specific ways expanded and improved broadband access can improve healthcare. App-rising lists ten applications that can improve the quality, speed, and communication of various medical procedures. Speed Matters highlights three of those ten applications.