Telemedicine allows healthcare professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients in remote locations using communications technology. And the advances in telemedicine will only grow as we move into a 5G world, benefitting healthcare around the globe and helping to close the urban-rural divide.
While the European Union and the state of California have been devising comprehensive privacy protection systems within their regulatory borders, the United States government has chosen not to regulate, or to regulate only a limited number of data controllers. It is time for Congress to create a unified privacy law that applies to all players equally.
Telemedicine is a growing segment of the U.S. healthcare system. Today, hospitals, specialty clinics, and other healthcare organizations have embraced telemedicine-services for their potential to provide high-demand care in mental, rural, and foreign health markets.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 822 that adopts a state-level net neutrality requirement for broadband providers operating in California. However well-intentioned this effort may be, it is deeply legally flawed. It also contains substantive provisions that would serve as a major barrier to broadband investment.
The allure of schedule flexibility and explosion in use of the internet and mobile devices has fueled the growth in U.S. “gig economy” workers. And overall, gig economy workers appear just as satisfied with their jobs as U.S. adult workers as a whole.
The majority of today’s teachers routinely make homework assignments with the expectation that students will go online to complete the work. But students don’t have equal access to high-speed broadband. One straightforward way increase access to high-speed broadband is a spectrum auction to repurpose a currently-underutilized spectrum band and open up more wireless capacity for everyone, including for educational use.