Nevada Hospital Association
Nevada Broadband Telemedicine Initiative
Funded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities program, the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) received a $19.6 million grant to construct and operate a statewide broadband network for the purpose of improving patient care by eliminating technology disparities between rural and urban areas through:
- Telemedicine (remote medical diagnosis)
- Health Information Exchange (access to electronic health records)
The network will be available to medical providers throughout the state, with additional capacity for use by public safety agencies, educational institutions, tribal governments and “last-mile” Internet service providers.
This project is primarily focused on Nevada communities that are unserved or underserved by broadband providers and will provide a foundation for economic growth and job creation for decades to come.
The total project cost is estimated to be nearly $25 million, including private funds, and completion is expected within three years. The grant funds are part of a program administered by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to expand broadband access and adoption across the country.
Nondiscrimination and Network Management Policy & Interconnection Policy and Obligations
In accordance with BTOP NOFA requirements, click on the following link to view the policies posted on e-Care Nevada’s Web site.