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August 2018

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6 Signs Your Healthcare Organization Should Invest in Broadband

Are you considering making upgrades to your healthcare organization’s broadband infrastructure and connectivity, but not sure if it’s the right investment?

Although every healthcare facility’s telecom and connectivity needs are different, there are a few telltale signs that could indicate broadband investment is needed for your organization. Discover those 6 signs in our blog post today!

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38 TeleQuality Health Center Customers Awarded HHS Quality Improvement Award Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently awarded $125 million in Quality Improvement Award (QIA) grants to 1,352 health centers across the U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve.

Find out which TQ customers received QIA grants this year in our new blog post!

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Web Roundup: 10 Fascinating Infographics About Telemedicine and Health IT

It's no secret telemedicine is disrupting the healthcare industry with its ability to allow providers to care for patients no matter their distance, but sometimes it helps to see that transformation in a visual form! That's why we're currently obsessing over infographics and the power they have to share compelling data on the latest health IT trends. Check out these 10 fascinating infographics about telemedicine and health IT that we just had to share!

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Industry News

A Georgia Non-Profit Looks to Market Telehealth to Rural America

mHealth Intelligence (8/6/18)- Eric Wicklund

The Georgia-based Global Partnership for Telehealth doesn't think the commercial telehealth market is helping rural and remote providers. So the group created its own connected health platform. Read how they're expanding into rural America in this mHealth Intelligence article.

South Carolina Telehealth Network to Benefit from Broadband Funds

mHealth Intelligence (8/15/18)- Eric Wicklund

A partnership of healthcare providers led by Clemson University will be using more than $5 million from the FCC's recently expanded rural healthcare fund to improve telehealth and telemedicine access for more than 100 sites around the state. Find out details on the project in this mHealth Intelligence feature.

Which IT Trend is Most Promising?
29% of Provider Execs Say Telemedicine

Becker's Hospital Review (8/20/18)- Jessica Kim Cohen

A newly released report from Reaction Data asked providers about the top emerging technology trends and we're not surprised where telemedicine landed. Read the report summary and access the full report in this Becker's Hospital Review article.

FCC Chairman: Connectivity Main Obstacle of Telemedicine

The Daily Sentinel (8/22/18)- Gabrielle Porter

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking on what he believes to be telemedicine's biggest obstacle: broadband connectivity. Read his comments on the FCC's solution in this article from The Daily Sentinel.

When Its Only Doctor Retired, A Rural Town Turned to Telehealth

mHealth Intelligence (8/20/18)- Eric Wicklund

Residents of Plains, Georgia lost their local healthcare clinic when its only doctor retired earlier this year. Through a partnership with Mercer University, the town now has a clinic with telemedicine links to the Macon-based hospital. Discover how this partnership and telemedicine saved a rural town in this mHealth Intelligence story.

Illinois OKs Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health Via Telehealth

mHealth Intelligence (8/23/18)- Eric Wicklund

In a move to address the opioid abuse crisis, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law a bill requiring the state's Medicaid program to cover behavioral and mental health services delivered by telehealth and telemedicine. Read the details in this mHealth Intelligence article now.

New Trump Administration Rule Will Require Hospitals Post Prices Online

The Hill (8/3/18)- Jessie Hellmann

A new rule by the Trump administration will soon require hospitals to post online a list of their standard charges. Read details on the ruling and what this could mean for your hospital in this Hill article today.

Conference News

Come see us at the following conferences in September

TORCH 2018 Leadership Management Institute Conference & Retreat

Horseshoe Bay, TX
September 13-14, 2018

Oregon Health Care Association 2018 Convention and Trade Show

Portland, OR
September 17-18, 2018

Montana Hospital Association 2018 Fall Convention and Trade Show

Billings, MT
September 19-21, 2018

California Hospital Association 2018 Disaster Planning Conference

Sacramento, CA
September 24-26, 2018

Ohio Association of Community Health Centers 2018 Fall Operations Conference

Columbus, OH
September 27-28, 2018

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Customer Announcements

Customers in the News

Hospital Grand Opening
Ruby Valley Medical Center

Texoma Center Among Grant Recipients
Texoma Community Center

Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health
Helen Farabee Centers

Mainline Health Systems Receives Grant Funding to Reduce Cancer
Mainline Health Systems

Valley-Wide to Share in Grant to Combat Nursing Shortage
Valley-Wide Health Systems

Henry Named American College Fellow
Lake Regional Health System

Health Care is Changing
Rural Health Medical Program

Funding Deadlines

RHC Program News for August

Here is the latest news, timely resources, and helpful reminders for the month of August. It
includes important information about the FCC’s recent RHC Program Funding Cap Order, an
announcement about the RHC Help Desk, and helpful tips for Funding Year (FY) 2018
now that the application filing window for FY2018 has closed.

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