February 27, 2013

Merging Worlds of Telecommunication


Overview: The lines between healthcare and telecommunications are becoming more blurred every day. Two recent actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may have a direct impact on the hospitals and critical care centers in the near future. The FCC has proposed modifying its spectrum allocations for wireless telemetry devices and eliminating or relocating the 600 MHz band operations. The FCC has also recently announced its overhaul of the Rural Health Care Fund, which will cover up to 65% of the costs associated with expanding broadband development to rural healthcare facilities. Join a healthcare and government relations panel leading this webinar to learn about the implications and opportunities for your hospital.


  • Understand the possible reallocation of spectrum assigned to the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service devices, such as heart rate monitors
  • Learn about the new Health Care Connect Fund, and how funds will be made available to rural healthcare service providers and academic medical centers for the expansion of broadband access
  • Learn about the FCC’s efforts to expand cooperation between rural and urban healthcare service providers
  • Learn about the FCC’s Pilot program for Skilled Nursing Facilities

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