How the broadband service will be used to improve the providing of healthcare

Our AHCC broadband network will improve the quality, access and affordability of healthcare for both rural and non-rural members of our consortium.

• Quality:  We will function in a private, dedicated network, with much  higher (encrypted) data transfer speeds than currently in use and in a more secure ePHI environment due to much improved Internet firewall technology.

• Access:  Our network will be dedicated to use by our membership and provide capabilities such as remote diagnosis, tele-health consults, transfer of digital images and continuing education.

• Affordability:  The secure transfer of ePHI will be significantly
enhanced without substantial additional consortium expenditures,
with the financial help of the Healthcare Connect Fund.