Another 71 healthcare organizations will receive funding for connected health tools and services under the agency’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

The Federal Communications Commission has announced a third group of healthcare organizations to receive funding through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

Some 71 projects have qualified for roughly $40.5 million through the program, which helps providers and other groups to acquire “telecommunications services, information services and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

They join 134 organizations approved for a little more than $83 million in rounds announced in August and September.

“Advances in telehealth continue to help bridge the gap in healthcare for our most vulnerable populations and keep Americans connected with their doctors, nurses and health care providers in the face of the pandemic,” Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a press release. “With today’s announcement, the FCC has approved more than $123 million in applications for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program – nearly half of the amount allotted in the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act. We remain committed to helping facilitate even more innovative health care efforts in every corner of our country.”

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