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FCC to promote mobile health apps in broadband plan

Government Health IT, February 16, 2010

The Federal Communications Commission wants to foster the use of wireless devices and applications in healthcare as part of a national broadband plan the agency expects to release next month. The FCC plan will describe "where government has a role to reduce some of the hurdles to these technologies both in connectivity and to promote innovation in applications," Dr. Mohit Kaushal, digital healthcare director of the FCC's Omnibus Broadband Initiative, told Government Health IT.