Who We Are
The NC Telehealth Network (NCTN) is a consortium of public and non-profit health care providers in North Carolina. The NCTN provides broadband services with large discounts to eligible public and non-profit health care providers in North Carolina through a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Program called the Healthcare Connect Fund. For more information regarding this permanent program that was established in December 2012, refer to the Healthcare Connect Fund Fact Sheet.
The NCTN has been in continuous operations since 2010 to an initial group of about 120 public and non-profit health care providers. These include public health sites, non-profit hospitals, FQHCs, free clinics, rural health clinics, mental health clinics and associated data centers. Our initial subscribers received a combined $12.1M through the FCC’s Rural Healthcare Pilot Program in subscription discounts.
The NCTN is the recipient of the 2011 Public Leadership Award from the NC Technology Association.
The NCTN was built through a successful collaboration of key partners:
- North Carolina Institute for Public Health
- North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors
- North Carolina Hospital Association
- North Carolina Division of Public Health
- Golden LEAF Foundation
- North Carolina Alliance of Public Health Agencies
- North Carolina Community Health Center Association
NCTN Consortium Benefits
- Lowers administrative costs
- Reduces time associated with complex regulatory compliance
- Facilitates the sharing of medical, administrative, and technical expertise
- Systems integrator provides technical support and works closely with other service providers