The largest land-line telecommunications company in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont says it has won a $16 million contract to provide telecommunications services for more than 400 health care facilities in the region.
FairPoint Communications says the four-year contract supports the needs of the New England Telehealth Consortium
The three-state consortium received a $24.6 million award from the Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Pilot Program to bring telemedicine to the region.
A collaboration of hospitals and health care systems is implementing a state-of-the-art, high-speed telemedicine network across New York State’s northern tier.
The Adirondack Champlain Telemedicine Information Network, known as ACTION, has been in the works for several years. It will link hospitals and health centers in New York and Vermont. Plattsburgh’s CVPH Medical Center is the lead health care provider for the system, which President Stephens Mundy explained includes 8 hospitals and 40 primary care facilities across 8 counties.