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CCHP welcomes media inquiries on its research and policy analysis on telehealth issues, and the Specialty Care Safety Net Initiative telehealth demonstration project.
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The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) applauded Gov. Jerry Brown, Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Chico), and the California State Rural Health Association (CSRHA) for their work on AB 415, the Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011, which will update California telehealth law and remove outdated administrative and regulatory policy barriers to the use of crucial telehealth services.
The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) announced today the establishment of the California Center for Connected Health (CCCH), a strategy and planning body to lead and coordinate telehealth adoption throughout the state. The Sacramento-based organization will be led by Sandra Shewry, former director of the California Department of Health Care Services, who will become president and CEO, effective January 1, 2009.