Grant funding for rural EMS-Hospital mobile telemedicine

RURAL AMERICA — GD is pleased to share this important information with you. In short, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program (DLT) is designed to provide access to healthcare resources that benefit rural communities. Of specific interest, this year’s program has prioritized $1.6 million dollars specifically for Mobile Telemedicine (communications upgrades between ambulances, emergency transportation vehicles, and medical facilities) in rural areas. Awards will range from $50k-$500K for 3-year programs. The grant has a July 17th deadline, so act quickly!

While the grant application is up to you, GD is here to help, contact them to have a conversation. You can also learn more about the grant program and access forms and resources from USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program Fiscal Year 2017 website. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will host a Webinar presentation the DLT Grant Program on June 15th from 2pm to 4pm EST. Please see the Webinar flyer (PDF) (attached) to register and for more details.

GD’s Mobile Telemedicine solutions, CAREpoint & e-Bridge, are cost effective technologies that you can use to help fulfill the grant requirements and bring state-of-the secure Mobile Telemedicine, communications, notifications, live video, pictures, tracking, and data to your system or region. You can download the Mobile Telemedicine white paper at To learn more about these solutions visit and Contact Us for information or to see a demo.

The fact that you are considering a mobile telemedicine program says that you are an innovator and that you are seeking to do more for the providers and patients in your system. At GD, Responsive Innovation is a core value and our core purpose is to improve the health and well-being of the public at large by providing Responsive Innovation for public safety responders and care providers. We wish you great success in your Mobile Telemedicine program and look forward to the opportunity to speak with you to see how we may help.

Why does USDA Rural Development do this?
The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural residents tap into the enormous potential of modern telecommunications and health care, two of the keys to economic and community development.

About CAREpoint & e-Bridge
Responsive Innovation includes the CAREpoint Workstation, which is used by hospital emergency departments to manage all EMS-hospital communications on a single interoperable, easy-to-use device.

The e-BRIDGE Mobile Telemedicine apps enable the sharing of real-time, HIPAA-compliant multi-media messaging: voice, text, pictures, video clips and live video; as well as data from connected devices such as NIBP, SP02, weight, ultrasound, and more. These apps are accessible from smartphones, tablets and PCs. They are useful for consults between EMS, mobile integrated health-community paramedicine, hospitals, and public safety entities for better patient care.

About GD (General Devices)
Based in Ridgefield, NJ, GD is a medical device and technology company. Its Core Purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the public at large by providing Responsive Innovation for public safety responders and health care providers. For more than three decades, GD has been the leader in EMS-hospital communications and mobile telemedicine systems, connecting care providers nationwide and handling thousands of calls daily.

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