FCC awards $25 million in Telehealth grants

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized $200 million in grants for telehealth.  On April 2, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, and invited applications from nonprofit health care entities to fund Telehealth services.  As health care providers deal with rapidly expanding numbers of COVID-19 patients, telehealth can help to:

  • Provide remote assistance to patients who worry that they may have COVID-19 and need advice on whether to get tested, stay at home or seek care
  • Connect hospitalized COVID-19 patients with their families
  • Allow remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients, and of other patients with chronic health conditions
  • Allow patients other than COVID-19 patients to receive care remotely while avoiding exposure to COVID-19.

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