With mobile technology becoming increasingly advanced, it’s not surprising that our smartphones and tablets are powering more robust user experiences. Telemedicine is among the latest advents that would have been impossible five to 10 years ago without today’s technology.
Thanks to our always-on, always-connected world, health care professionals can do increasingly more without having to actually meet with us. For patients, this means being able to receive care from a general practitioner or even a specialist from anywhere.
SACRAMENTO, CA (April 22, 2015) – California Telehealth Network (CTN), the state’s partnership for telehealth, announced today that Kaiser Permanente has made a $1 million investment in CTN’s efforts to improve access to quality healthcare throughout California via telemedicine. Kaiser Permanente’s investments in the California Telehealth Network and in other quality improvement and population health programs are designed to transform care and improve healthcare access for our most vulnerable populations.
California and regional leaders in Sacramento have set a goal to close the digital divide in our state by 2017. A key component of this ambitious decadelong initiative is to extend broadband Internet access to 98 percent of California households. Every day we see examples of how broadband technology is empowering Californians and transforming their lives. Still, the divide persists, leaving many people and communities behind.
For California to remain a beacon of innovation, equality and economic vitality, all residents should have access to affordable high-speed Internet connections wherever they live.
To reach the remaining… households, broadband advocates from around the state, including Valley Vision in the Sacramento area, and the California Emerging Technology Fund, are strongly supporting Senate Bill 740. The bill, authored by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, is a critical next step.
Rural Fiscal Cliff Averted – Hundreds of millions of dollars in rural health cuts were prevented by Congress as part of the last-minute “fiscal cliff” legislation passed late in the night on New Year’s Day.
Washington, D.C. – Acting to expand access by health care providers to robust broadband networks, the Federal Communications Commission today established the Healthcare Connect Fund to reform and modernize its universal service program for health care.
Thirty-five Milpitas High School science students received a real-world look at how technology can be used to better serve the healthcare needs of populations in remote areas with limited medical services from experts working in the ﬁeld.
SACRAMENTO, September 10, 2012 – California Telehealth Network, has been awarded a four year, $1.3 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant which will be implemented by the California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC), previously known as the California Telemedicine and eHealth Center (CTEC), to expand telehealth training and support for rural and medically underserved clinics and hospitals in California.
On Monday Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski visited Barton Health in South Lake Tahoe, a California Telehealth Network site whose telemedicine program has grown significantly since it started in 2007.
Telemedicine is the marriage between technology and medicine, allowing doctors to provide health care at a distance. A dermatologist in Reno can diagnose a patient at the South Shore with one of Barton Health’s cameras that capture even the smallest blemishes on film.
SACRAMENTO, July 27, 2012 – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski is scheduled to visit Barton Health, a California Telehealth Network (CTN) member site located in South Lake Tahoe, CA and one of the FCC funded Rural Health Care Pilot Program (RHCPP) sites.
SACRAMENTO, May 30, 2012 – California Telehealth Network (CTN), a statewide broadband partnership for telehealth dedicated to health care, has formally announced its transition to an independent non-profit status. Formerly under the umbrella of the University of California and UC Davis Health System, CTN now operates as a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The transition took place in April upon approval from the CTN’s board of directors.
SACRAMENTO, April 3, 2012 – UnitedHealthcare has donated $700,000 to the California Telehealth Network to help expand telemedicine training and provide technical support for rural and medically underserved clinics and hospitals in California.
California Telehealth Network (CTN) is the Golden State’s statewide
On Tuesday March 20, 2012, Eric Brown, President and CEO of CTN, Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association and Sharon Gillett, Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, among other health IT and technology experts, met in Washington to discuss “Maximizing US Health IT and Broadband Investment” at BroadbandBreakfast.com’s monthly breakfast and panel discussion.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — UC Davis Health System and the California Telehealth Network (CTN) today announced more than $5 million in awards to 15 community groups across California to advance health using telecommunications technologies and help provide examples of eHealth activity for other communities to follow.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rural health-care providers will soon have their own broadband network for the practice of telemedicine in California, according to Christine Martin, executive director of the California Telemedicine & eHealth Center (CTEC).
Martin gave an update on the status of telehealth in California on Tuesday, May 10, at Government Technology Conference West 2011, an annual gathering of state IT officials and employees. The conference is hosted by e.Republic Inc., Government Technology magazine’s parent company.
Imagine that you’ve just been in car accident in a remote area and the doctor treating you needs the help of a specialist. Now through a new network she can get that help through video conferencing.
“The California Telehealth Network is now officially launched.”
That’s Eric Brown, Executive Director of the California Telehealth Network, which was launched today at the UC Davis Cancer Center. Brown was joined by Governor Shwarzenegger and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. The governor called telehealth the “future of medicine.”
“It should not be a matter of how rich you are or where you live, I think everyone ought to have this kind of access.”
Over the next three years the network plans to connect 800 health care providers across the state. The project is funded in large part by a 22 million dollar grant from the Federal Communications Commission.