In response to Joseph Conn's "HITS @ AMIA: FCC grants to reach 6,000 providers":
I think this is a tremendous move on the Federal Communications Commission's part to provide funding for local hospitals.
In trying to compete with metropolitan-sized healthcare facilities, the rural system continues to struggle to provide state-of-the-art healthcare.
Having grant money available to link a rural hospital to physician offices, clinics, etc., would allow for a more modern approach to rural healthcare and even provide an opportunity for digital radiology and other online services.
Gregory WhiteDirector of public relations Washington County Memorial HospitalSalem, Ind. To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.