Maryland’s Congressional Delegation announced over $1.5 million in competitive awards through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program for Maryland health care providers.
This program exists as authorized by the CARES Act in order to meet the telehealth service needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the awards are Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute receiving just under $1 million and Brandywine’s Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. with just over $500,000 to expand telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
From press release:
“Health care providers in Maryland and around the country are quickly adapting to the COVID-19 emergency by expanding telehealth services to continue offering safe and high-quality care to patients,” the lawmakers said. “These federal funds will boost the technological capabilities of Maryland health care providers to meet the challenges of delivering care during the pandemic. We remain committed to ensuring that all health care providers in Maryland – especially those that serve our most vulnerable communities – have the resources they need.”