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Guest Blog: Win With Telehealth; Launch a Pilot Project

By definition and by default, you cannot have telehealth without highspeed Internet. By design and by default, you cannot have a gig community network without continually pushing the innovative edge. Telehealth and community broadband define the essence of symbiotic relationships. There is telehealth that is practiced within and between healthcare facilities, often impacting healthcare functions such as improving radiology speed and efficiency. And telehealth targeted to individuals, with an emphasis on apps such as home healthcare. These latter can be more popular with subscribers and ultimately generate more revenue for the network. Some media and politicians tend to suffer from myopia wh

List of Funding & Grant Sources for Broadband Projects

The future of economic and community development is widespread fiber deployment bringing high-speed broadband to communities throughout the United States. It's important to remember that no project can move forward without--as we like to say-- the "Three Ps and One F:" People; Politics; Press; and Funding. In our session in Ontario, Ca today, we discussed several funding sources for broadband projects. Take a look: Here's the list of funding and grant sources for broadband projects in your community. #FiberDeployment #Broadband #Funding #Fiber

Meet the Harrison Edwards Broadband Team at BBC Ontario This Week

One of our favorite events of the year is Broadband Communities Magazine's annual Economic Development Conference, being held this week in Ontario, California. Several hundred local officials and industry experts convene to parse through how communities can successfully forge ahead with fiber projects. Bob Knight, Executive VP & COO of Harrison Edwards, will be speaking on three panels pertaining to building political will/project funding, telehealth, and real estate development. If your community is mounting a fiber project or preparing for small cell deployment, be sure to speak with the Harrison Edwards team in Ontario. 90% of broadband projects are derailed or experience costly delays wh

Podcast: Time to Think Like a Reporter

Harrison Edwards' Jerry McKinstry Talks Shop on National Podcast It’s not necessarily breaking news that the American media are being transformed before our very eyes. There are fewer reporters, shifting priorities, disruption, and more partisan coverage on the cable networks: a combination that is troubling to the public, businesses, and clients ... and one might argue for our mental health. Jerry McKinstry, Director of Strategic Communications at Harrison Edwards, discussed his thoughts on the state of media in the United States and shared his experiences of working with the press – as a reporter, columnist, professor and communications professional – on the national podcast “For Immediate

Big NYC Child Welfare Merger: Rising Ground's Mucatel on Running $130M Org.

This summer, two of New York City's most-well known human services organizations––Rising Ground and Edwin Gould Services––announced a mega merger, responding to changes in the Big Apple's child welfare system. "It's high-stakes work that occasionally brings intense scrutiny," notes Michael Fitzgerald in his recent piece in the Chronicle of Social Change.. In his story, Fitzgerald interviews Rising Ground CEO Alan Mucatel to find out more about what drove the two organizations together, what's on the horizon, and what new services the combined organization can how offer those whom they serve. Rising Ground has an annual budget of $130 million, employs nearly 2,000, and supports over 25,000 Ne

Knight to Speak on Three Panels at Broadband Communities Annual Summit

Southern California, known for endless sunshine, laid-back lifestyle, and a dash of smog, is home to this year's Broadband Communities Magazine Economic Development Summit. Municipal officials, broadband-industry veterans, vendors, and consultants will convene this year in Ontario, California, October 23-25. Why Ontario? California's Inland Empire has enjoyed steady population growth. To help prepare for the future, Ontario leaders have taken action to deploy fiber for gigabit-speed broadband service to residents and businesses. Bob Knight, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Harrison Edwards, will participate in three panels at the conference to help communities understand

Lisa Buchman Named Vice President of Harrison Edwards

Carolyn Mandelker, CEO, Harrison Edwards Strategic Communications, announced today that Lisa Buchman has been named vice president of the company. For the past five years, Ms. Buchman served as an account director and digital marketer at Harrison Edwards, which specializes in economic development, broadband, healthcare, the arts, and B to B. The company has as regional and national practice, and garnered over 150 awards of excellence since it was founded in 1987. In her new role, Ms. Buchman will oversee some of the firm’s larger regional accounts, event planning, and perform certain operational duties. “Lisa is certainly one of our stars,” said Mandelker, who added that Buchman’s “energy, d

New HealthlinkNY, HealtheConections Partnership Will Cover 43% of State

In a joint announcement issued today, HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections, two Qualified Entities (QEs) operating Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) that together cover 43% of New York State, said they have formed a strategic partnership to accelerate HIE use by providers.As a team, the two QEs will connect providers across much of New York State, from the northern border of New York City, through the Hudson Valley, and throughout the Southern Tier and Central New York to the Canadian border. The partnership is the result of months of collaboration following HealthlinkNY’s decision to seek a strategic partner in 2017. Staci Romeo, Executive Director of HealthlinkNY, said she chose HealtheCo

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