Far-reaching health care through California Telehealth Network
The California Telehealth Network (CTN) is a digital highway that brings health care to even the most remote areas of the state. CTN, the largest venture of its kind in the U.S., officially launched on August 17 in a ceremony attended by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, federal officials, state partners and university leaders at the UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento.
Just three short years ago, Gov. Schwarzenegger asked UC to lead an initiative on behalf of the state to create a digital highway that would expand health care access to all corners of California. The UC Office of the President, together with the UC Davis Health System, serves as the legally and financially responsible partner for the project. Funded by the Federal Communications Commission and several major California investors, the $30 million network is a public-private collaboration with extraordinary reach. From urban residents to low-income, underserved populations in rural areas, the CTN benefits all Californians and may very well serve as a model for the nation.