Do we get the pledge promised for our money when we spend on broadband access related to healthcare? The United States is investing large amounts of money in broadband and information technology to improve the provision of health services (over $ 3 billion through ARRA alone). Visit this Broadband Club session to get a snapshot of what's happening where the broadband internet, medical staff and patients are crossing and what the future of this convergence is.
This panel of experts highlights:
• how to improve medical treatment and health care as medical professionals benefit from high-speed broadband access
• The implications of local economic development from IT investments in IT
• how people use the Internet to prevent health problems and manage medical treatment
• What challenges limit the take-up of broadband access in the medical profession and from patients
• how politicians can develop a better policy, make better investments in health technologies
Participants will report on progress in US efforts to improve and improve the impact of broadband access on health, understanding some of the key future benefits of these investments and recommendations for policy actions that continue to carry the ball forward.