NEWS COMMENTARY

U.S. Federal Communications Commission to provide $200 million to bankroll hospital telehealth equipment in response to COVID-19

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April 03, 2020
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by Danielle Bradnan
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This is important not only for managing the COVID-19 crisis but also for establishing telehealth services in hospitals throughout the U.S. After this crisis has passed (and estimates for a vaccine are 18 months out), this equipment is not going to go away. Physicians and patients will have developed a comfort with these tools – and, coupled with access to equipment and a newly relaxed regulatory policy, many of the historical infrastructural hurdles to telehealth adoption will be removed. Clients should anticipate that telehealth is going to continue to grow and should look to invest in flavors of telehealth that support video conferencing, such as remote monitoring devices like AliveCor's cardiac monitormHealth, and digital therapeutics.

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