UC Receives $22 Million FCC Telehealth Grant

The University of California, in partnership with a coalition of government
agencies, health care providers and others, received a three-year, $22 million
award from the Federal Communications Commission to help develop
a new California Telehealth Network.


The University of California Office of the President, together with the UC Davis
Health System, will manage the project on behalf of the state of California and
a coalition of stakeholders that worked together to prepare the California


The coalition includes representatives from the Office of Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger; California Public Utilities Commission; California
Business, Transportation and Housing Agency; and the California Health and Human
Services Agency. Participants also include the California State Rural Health
Association, rural health networks and coalitions, the California Hospital
Association, and other health care providers and partners.


This large and
diverse group of partners will work together to create new telecommunications
infrastructure, eventually allowing California’s rural communities to access a
broad range of technology-enhanced services to improve the quality of health
care services. Up to $8.6 million in additional financial commitments have been
secured from the California Emerging Technology Fund and UnitedHealth Group Inc.
to help support the successful implementation of the new telehealth network.


Read the complete press release at: http://gov.ca.gov/index.php?/press-release/8148