Additional $250M Telehealth Grant Coming


Congress appropriated $249,950,000 in additional funds to the highly demanded COVID-19 Telehealth Program (the “Program”) established by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”).


I recommend that health systems take the same approach as I had shared previously. Congress instructed the FCC to ensure that, in administering Round 2:

  • Award funding for at least one health care provider in each state

  • Round 1 applicants can amend or update their Round 1 Application.

  • FCC will explain the denial to the applicant. This is a critical step missed in Round 1 as approved applicants found their status from the weekly public newsletter.


More info to come soon on this.



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ABOUT David Chou

David Chou serves as the SVP/CIO for a public academic health system.  Chou has held executive roles with the Cleveland Clinic, Children's Mercy Hospital, University Of Mississippi Medical Center, AHMC Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare.  

David is a dynamic keynote speaker and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using technology. He has spoken around the world at healthcare tech-related conference including keynotes for leading industry events and intimate executive settings. Chou is also one of the most mentioned CIOs in the media and well quoted in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare, HIMSS Media, ZDNet, CIO.com, Huffington Post, and Becker's Healthcare.  David is an active member of both ACHE and HIMSS while serving on the board for CHIME. 

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