Sunday, August 1, 2010

USDA Seeks Comments

USDA is providing a virtual web discussion for individuals, organizations, and professionals interested in the field of telemedicine. The “Power of Telemedicine” web discussion is an extension of the USDA’s Open Government effort and Rural Development’s effort to encourage a more widespread use and understanding of telemedicine.

The web discussion encourages comments, feedback, new information and ideas, innovations, and success stories involving the uses of telemedicine. The Rural Development program is examining the Distance Learning and Telemedicine program in order to improve the program for telemedicine practitioners, patients, and institutions. Since 1993, the Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program has funded more than 900 projects in 48 states and several U.S. territories, with awards totaling more than $300 million.

For more information and to access the discussion site, go to