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Irving Clinic to Receive $871K in Funds to Improve Telehealth

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. July 2, 2020

CHRISTUS Health in Irving was awarded a federal grant of $870,925 to improve telehealth resources to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced today. The funding, which was appropriated by Congress in March as part of the CARES Act, comes through the Federal Communications Commission.

“As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across Texas, it’s important that we in Washington do everything we can to make sure our health care professionals can meet this challenge head-on,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I applaud the Trump Administration for continuing to make telehealth in Irving an important priority.”

The funds will be used for telemedicine carts, remote patient monitoring equipment, laptop computers, smartphones, and videoconferencing equipment and software to treat patients with COVID-19 in hospitals across Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico, with the video technology allowing for enhanced communications and devices and monitoring equipment permitting providers to interact with patients to assess care needs.


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