Indiana Healthcare Provider Recognized by the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved an additional 71 requests for funding commitments totaling $ 40,468,845 for Round 2 of its COVID-19 telehealth program. This is the third funding announcement by the FCC of approved second round applications, bringing the total to approximately $ 123.6 million to be given to healthcare providers in each state, territory, and district of Columbia.

The following locations were awarded in Indiana:

  • Indiana University Health, received $ 908,061 for the purchase of connected monitoring kits, laptops, and tablets for the remote management of patients with chronic conditions.
  • Health Department of the Marion district, received $ 299,799 to upgrade its existing COVID-19 test stations and vaccination sites with laptops, tablets, monitors and web cameras to keep necessary records of tests and vaccinations, data for the epidemiology department and the COVID-19 task force State and facilitate record keeping and patient communication.

“Advances in telemedicine continue to help fill the health care gap for our most vulnerable populations and keep Americans connected to their doctors, nurses and health care providers in the face of the pandemic,” said FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel in a press release. “With today’s announcement, the FCC has approved more than $ 123 million in filings for the second round of its COVID-19 telehealth program – nearly half the amount allocated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021. We remain committed to enabling even more innovative health efforts in every corner of our country. “


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