By: General Devices / JEMS
GD is pleased to share this important information with you. In short, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program (DLT) is designed to provide access to healthcare resources that benefit rural communities. Of specific interest, this year’s program has prioritized $1.6 million dollars specifically for Mobile Telemedicine (communications upgrades between ambulances, emergency transportation vehicles, and medical facilities) in rural areas. Awards will range from $50k-$500K for 3-year programs. The grant has a July 17th deadline, so act quickly!
While the grant application is up to you, GD is here to help, contact them to have a conversation. You can also learn more about the grant program and access forms and resources from USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program Fiscal Year 2017 website. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will host a Webinar presentation the DLT Grant Program on June 15th from 2pm to 4pm EST. Please see the Webinar flyer (PDF) (attached) to register and for more details.
GD’s Mobile Telemedicine solutions, CAREpoint & e-Bridge, are cost effective technologies that you can use to help fulfill the grant requirements and bring state-of-the secure Mobile Telemedicine, communications, notifications, live video, pictures, tracking, and data to your system or region. You can download the Mobile Telemedicine white paper at general-devices.com/mobile-telemedicine-whitepaper. To learn more about these solutions visit www.general-devices.com and Contact Us for information or to see a demo.
The fact that you are considering a mobile telemedicine program says that you are an innovator and that you are seeking to do more for the providers and patients in your system. At GD, Responsive Innovation is a core value and our core purpose is to improve the health and well-being of the public at large by providing Responsive Innovation for public safety responders and care providers. We wish you great success in your Mobile Telemedicine program and look forward to the opportunity to speak with you to see how we may help.