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Chronology

2006

  • Late 2006 – Development of the California Telehealth Network began.
  • November 2006 – FCC announces Rural Health Care Pilot Program; groups throughout California and the nation begin drafting proposals

2007

  • February 2007 – Statewide meetings are held to begin collaboration on a single California proposal
  • April 2007 - The Governor asks the University of California to serve as the lead agency in development of the proposal and management of the CTN project
  • May 2007 - California submits its proposal to the FCC
  • November 2007 - The FCC announces funding decisions – $417 million nationwide, to 69 projects; California is second-largest project approved – $22.1 million over three years
  • December 2007 - California Telehealth Network Advisory Council formed

2008

  • Spring 2008 - Interested healthcare provider sites invited to complete online survey and submit Letter of Agency (Deadline: Extended to July 30, 2008)
  • Spring 2008 - CTN website launched: www.caltelehealth.org
  • Spring 2008 - Statewide “webinar” and other outreach efforts are held where interested parties can learn more about the CTN; Slides from 6/23/08 CTN Webinar (pdf)
  • December 2008 - Request For Proposals (RFP) issued for telecommunications providers

2009

  • Summer 2009 – Site sequencing will begin; broadband connectivity, training and support to be provided to over 300 sites over three years
  • Fall / Winter 2009/2010 - RFP closes; bid review; vendor selection

2010

  • August 2010 – CTN Launch Event

2011

  • March 2011 – CENIC secure internet gateway completed
  • June 2011 - 15 Broadband enabled Model Communities selected each with a minimum of three CTN sites.  Began offering 60  hours of online training content to assist health care providers with broadband and telehealth adoption
  • July 2011 - CTN offices opened and staffed
  • September 2011 - California Telemedicine and eHealth Center (CTEC) staff merged into CTN
  • October 2011 - Business and sustainability plan approved by CTN Board
  • December 2011 - California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) presented a check for $1 million to the California Telehealth Network

2012

  • January 2012 – CTN begins Public Service Announcement campaign to raise awareness of telehealth services
  • March 2012 – Over 300 CTN sites enrolled, 160 CTN health care sites with access to the network
  • April 2012 – UnitedHealthcare donates $700,000 to CTN
  • May 2012 – CTN funded and operational as an independent 501c3 organization
  • September 2012 – HRSA awards CTN $1.3 million grant to expand training to be implemented by the California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC), previously known as the California Telemedicine and eHealth Center (CTEC)

2013

  • January 2013 – Blue Shield of California Foundation awards CTN $200,000 grant
  • March 2013 – CTN selects TeleMed2U as a Preferred Partner
  • April 2013 – CTRC hosted its inaugural Telehealth Summit
  • April 2013 – CTN selects GlobalMed as a Preferred Partner
  • April 2013 – CTN renews agreement with CENIC to provide CTN member sites with Internet access through CENIC’s secure gateway connection

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