2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hall
Telehealth Infrastructure Strategic Plan

Item 293 #11h

Item 293 #11h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2007 $840,203 FY2008 $1,294,853 GF

Page 250, line 38, strike "$13,735,416" and insert "$14,575,619".
Page 250, line 38, strike "$13,235,416" and insert "$14,530,269".

(This amendment adds funding to implement recommendations from a strategic plan to develop a telehealth infrastructure in the Commonwealth, a response to legislative recommendations to improve telemedicine initiatives to enhance access to care and quality of care across Virginia. The strategic plan proposed development of a dedicated telehealth infrastructure network and organization, the Virginia Telehealth Network (VTN), to ensure that all communities within Virginia have the ability to access telehealth services via a broad range of access methods, from high bandwidth to connections that use dial-up modems. The network would be capable of linking healthcare providers and patients within Virginia. The network will generate service revenues to ensure its ongoing sustainability and will allow network users to interface and exchange information with organizations in other states and outside of the United States.)