Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Reducing Disparities in Health, Wealth, and Education through Broadband

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Reducing Disparities in Health, Wealth, and Education through Broadband

Description: Speakers focus on how adoption and informed use of broadband can lower the cost of and provide solutions for accessible and affordable healthcare, and the opportunities and barriers associated with practicing health IT.

  • Co-Presiding Officer and Introductory Remarks,
    • Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer, MMTC
  • Keynote: Karen S. Rheuban, M.D., Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, University of Virginia
  • Speakers:
    • Emilio Gonzalez, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Verizon Communications
    • Bret Perkins, Vice President, External and Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation
    • Ruth T. Perot, Executive Director and CEO, Summit Health Institute for Research and Education
    • Matthew Quinn, Director of Healthcare Initiatives, Federal Communications Commission