Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network to Deploy $20M Network | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network to Deploy $20M Network

May 5, 2010
by root
| Reprints

The Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network (RNHN), an association of nine rural hospitals and related clinics in western Nebraska, announced a pending transaction with Louisville, Colo.-based Zayo Group and Omaha, Neb.-based Adesta LLC to deploy a new $20 million fiber optic medical network.

The network will be funded by the Rural Healthcare Pilot Program of the Federal Communications Commission, with additional funding from the Zayo Group, who will also serve as a partner in the construction of the network. The proposed network will span 12 counties in western Nebraska over 750 miles, connecting RNHN’s 9 primary care hospitals and dozens of affiliated clinics to national research networks. Local Nebraska company Adesta LLC has been selected to design and build the network.

The project, which is in the final stages of federal approval, has a planned completion date of fall 2011.



Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

Three More Providers Receive 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards

Three patient care organizations have received the 2017 global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

Medsphere Merges with RCM Vendor Stockell

Medsphere Systems Corp., developer of the OpenVista electronic health record, is merging with Stockell Healthcare Systems, which offers a suite of revenue cycle management tools.

Report: Insider Threats to Patient Data Remain Unnoticed

Of the reported healthcare data breach incidents that occurred in September, it took an average of 387 days for healthcare organizations to discover a breach had occurred, according to a report from cybersecurity software company Protenus.

Reports: Ex-Pharma Exec Alex Azar Emerges as Trump’s Top Pick for HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump could be on the verge of tapping Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive and George W. Bush administration official, as the next HHS Secretary, according to media reports.