What is vision and goal of CTN?
The CTN vision is to provide managed, sustainable, medical grade broadband access to community anchor institutions throughout California. These institutions, connected together through a high speed network to academic centers, data centers, application service providers and insurers, will form the basis for a technology enabled healthcare system.
The goals of the CTN are to:
Create a statewide broadband network dedicated to healthcare, connecting public and non-profit healthcare providers in rural and urban locations
Link the CTN to a national telecommunications backbone, connecting government research institutions, academic, public, and private healthcare institutions, giving healthcare providers increased access to medical expertise, continuing education and research
Leverage and build upon recent investments in telehealth
Utilize CTN for ongoing disaster preparedness training to enhance California’s ability to provide a rapid, coordinated response to a national crisis