• Mayo Clinic Hosts FCC Broadband Health Summit

Mayo Clinic
is partnering with the Federal Communications Commission to host its Connect2HealthFCC Broadband Summit on Thursday, Oct. 1, Mayo's campus in Jacksonville, Fla. The event highlights how broadband-enabled health technologies can transform health care for seniors and people with disabilities.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2060, 1 out of every 4 Americans will be 65 or older. As our population ages and more Americans assume caregiving tasks for family members, broadband-enabled health technologies hold great promise to help address access to care issues, facilitate the next generation of caregiving and provide new self-management tools.

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Ommen, Dr. TerKonda, Commissioner Clyburn and Chairman Wheeler are available in the downloads. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Weiss, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 904-953-2299, newsbureau@mayo.edu

The state of Florida will reach that population benchmark 30 years earlier, according to population projections prepared by the Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research, a research arm of the Florida Legislature. This projection makes Florida a fitting location to explore the ways that broadband-enabled health technologies can impact a growing and aging population.

Mayo Clinic’s Connected Care practice will be a part of the events, including Steve Ommen, M.D., medical director, Center for Connected Care, and Sarvam TerKonda, M.D., who leads the Connected Care group in Florida. “We are honored to host the FCC for this event. As a leader in health care, we are particularly interested in their support and advancement of the use of broadband to the benefit of patients around the world,” says Dr. Terkonda.

The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mayo Clinic’s Kinne Auditorium in Jacksonville, FL.  A complete agenda for the trip is available online. For more information about the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force, visit the FCC’s broadband health hub at http://www.fcc.gov/health.


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