Changes to the Oklahoma Universal Service Fund (OUSF) Impact Hospitals, Clinics and Service Providers

When a patient in Lawton wants to see a specialist in Oklahoma City, it usually requires the patient to get in a car and drive for more than an hour on I-44. But with telemedicine, all of that changes. Patients can use video conferencing to see specialists and doctors without having to travel, and hospitals and clinics can electronically send and share medical records and x-rays between facilities. The state of Oklahoma has a program that helps hospitals and clinics pay for this service called the Oklahoma Universal Service Fund (OUSF). OUSF provides funding for public schools, public libraries and eligible healthcare entities to have access to high speed internet connectivity which allows hospitals and clinics to use telemedicine. More


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