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The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect2Health Task Force is launching a new mapping tool that it states will support efforts to chart the intersection of broadband and healthcare. The FCC intends for the tool to support more efficient, data-driven decision making by enabling users to ask and answer questions about broadband and health at the

On May 18, 2016, the FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force and the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute will hold a conference to highlight how broadband-enabled health technologies can improve access to mental health care and to discuss associated policy issues.  The entire conference will be viewable through a free webcast at

Companies interested in the rapidly growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT) may want to participate in the recent Request for Comment (RFC) by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the US Department of Commerce.  NTIA seeks input from all interested stakeholders on a range of issues surrounding IoT, including,

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (“OET”) has provided until February 12, 2016 for comments (and February 29, 2016 for replies) on Sensifree, Inc.’s (“Sensifree”) request for waiver of the Commission’s rules to obtain an FCC equipment authorization for a “body-worn ultra-wideband (‘UWB‘) heart rate monitoring device.”  Without the equipment authorization, it is unlawful

Stakeholders have until January 14, 2016, to offer comments on a series of reforms to the Rural Health Care (RHC) program proposed in a Petition for Rulemaking filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) in early December by a group of rural healthcare providers and the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition.  The petitioners claim their proposals will ameliorate health and technology-access disparities between rural and non-rural Americans “by supporting universal deployment of advanced telecommunications and information services to health care providers.”

First, the petitioners argue requirements of the RHC’s Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) unduly discourage participation in the program.  In particular, they claim the 35 percent of project costs required from recipients of support is too onorous and should be reduced to 15 percent.  Especially since administrative costs are not eligible for support, the size of the match makes it difficult to form consortia of unaffiliated healthcare providers – even when they are the most efficient vehicle for improving rural healthcare delivery through connectivity.

Second, the petitioners seek greater funding for the RHC, asserting that the current $400 million annual funding cap was not based on an accurate record and “may grossly undercount” the number of potentially eligible healthcare providers.  Pointing to a number of alleged flaws in the Commission’s methodology for setting the funding cap, the petitioners ask the Commission to seek public comment about (1) the number of potentially eligible providers and (2) the availability of fiber-optic communications connections to potentially eligible providers as well.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced that it had selected Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) as the frequency coordinator for Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) operations in the 2360-2390 MHz band. The selection of EWA clears the way for the deployment of MBAN technology, which will allow for the short-range wireless networking of multiple body transmitters used for gathering patient information or for performing diagnostic or therapeutic functions.  The United States is the first country to allocate wireless spectrum for MBANs.

As the frequency coordinator, EWA will ensure interference-free sharing of the band. In particular, EWA will be responsible for recording and managing the deployment of MBAN systems in healthcare facilities, as well ensuring that MBAN devices do not interfere with aircraft testing facilities authorized to operate in the same frequencies.  EWA will maintain a database of MBAN transmitter locations and operational parameters and is developing an online system for MBAN registration.

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Welcome to your first edition of the Digital Health Download Blog. Our mission is to provide substantive cross-functional analysis of noteworthy digital health industry developments. For decades, Arnold & Porter LLP’s FDA and Healthcare practice has been a leader in helping pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic companies, as well as other healthcare entities, respond