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This study from AARP Research explored the technology use and attitudes of Americans over the age of 50. The study reveals that mobile and computers are the primary devices and wearable technology has been adopted by only a small percentage of the 50+ market.
This report shows how the United States is behind other developed countries when it comes to gigabit speed broadband, both in terms of coverage and adoption. The piece examines why public intervention has not led to better results, with a focus on the need for the country to move from vertically integrated operators to wholesale fiber networks that lease capacity to service providers.
This 10-year Telecommunications Plan published in 2021 by the State of Vermont provides a roadmap to achieving telecommunications goals such as bringing to all unserved and underserved on-grid homes scalable 100/100 Mbps service, facilitating competition, promoting local input and oversight, and ensuring that systems are resilient, redundant, secure, and future-proof.
This resource presents excerpts from a conversation between US Ignite Director of Community Development Lee Davenport and Gigi Sohn of the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy. Sohn provides an overview of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Bill (BIF) and outlines key federal funding insights for smart communities and cities.
A dashboard tool developed by US Ignite to provide leaders in Miami with a real-time understanding of the city’s economy. The dashboard allows users to see both the current economic environment and along-term solution as the city recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
This interview with Tim Lucas of SaverLife focuses on how digital inclusion can help low-to-moderate-income Americans reach financial stability. Lucas discusses how the influx of finance-based technology, including online banking and smartphone apps that answer questions about personal finances, can help people save money.
An interview with Ken Granderson of BlackFacts.com, who is working to close the digital divide by creating tech products for the Black community in the hopes that it will inspire younger generations of people of color to choose the technology world as a career.
Professor Ana Garcia Armada offers an introduction to multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technology. She describes how MIMO has been used to increase cellular capacity in high-traffic networks and developed markets but can also serve as a cheaper alternative to fiber in improving access to remote areas.
This article explains how telehealth can help rural providers in two ways. It connects rural providers and patients to services at distant sites, thereby avoiding long travel times, and promotes patient-centered health care through the use of telecommunication technologies that can provide clinical and non-clinical services.
A webpage that defines telehealth and telemedicine and provides links to resources for further clarification.
This webpage describes the infrastructure needed to build a telehealth system, including broadband access, imaging technology or peripherals, technical support staff, and training.
A report that explains the importance of online access for individuals to share health information with their providers and caregivers. But while the use of online medical records is growing, steps still need to be taken to make online health information more accessible and useful.
A brief from 2019 that uses data from the American Hospital Association Information Technology Survey to recognize trends in the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR), with 94 percent of non-federal acute care hospitals using information from their EHRs. It highlights the growth in 10 processes that inform clinical practice and presents variation in the use of this data by hospital characteristics from 2015-2017.
Published in 2018, this brief describes how HHAs and SNFs are using health IT, with specific focuses on questions of EHR adoption and interoperability. It also describes variation in interoperability by method of electronic exchange and examines how often these facilities have information electronically available at the point of care.
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