A new survey from cybersecurity firm CynergisTek found that 70% of respondents they polled plan to continue using Telehealth even after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides. But the poll also revealed that privacy and data security will play a big part in that continuity with patients & that security breaches may end patient use of Telehealth for good. Read More Here
Since the beginning of the year, Covid-19 has been the main focus of health systems as they work to flatten the curve, putting EHR Optimization and Health IT Projects on the back burner. With the initial surge of cases slowing down & better containment practices in place, health centers are able to put more focus into these projects to better their systems and utilize grant money to strengthen their infrastructure before a potential resurgence in the pandemic. Read More Here
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $165 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities. This funding will support 1,779 small rural hospitals and provide additional funding to 14 HRSA-funded Telehealth Resource Centers to provide technical assistance on Telehealth to help rural and underserved areas combat COVID-19.
New vaccines for COVID-19 (coronavirus) are in the works right now. Here are a few of the most promising ones according to experts.
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The FCC released a new funding opportunity available specifically for Telehealth Program funding.
This Telehealth funding is part of the CARES Act and provides $200 million to help health care providers deliver connected care services to patients in their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The COVID-19 Telehealth Program provides support to fund telecommunications and information services & devices needed to provide critical connected care services. This support is made available to help health centers continue to deliver the highest level of care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please let anyone on our team know if we can help with applying or understanding the application process.
Summary of Key CHC Provisions Included in Stimulus #3
NACHC has created a summary of major health center priorities and other provisions of interest to Community Health Centers in the third stimulus bill. Read the summary.