The Iowa Rural Health Telecommunications Program (IRHTP) is a joint effort consisting of a consortium of 85 Iowa rural and urban hospitals, two South Dakota hospitals, one Nebraska hospital, the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) and the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) with the purpose to connect willing Iowa hospitals to a dedicated broadband fiber network using existing ICN infrastructure.
In May of 2007, IHA submitted the IRHTP proposal on behalf of Iowa hospitals to the Federal Communications Commission. The proposal was to provide last mile fiber connections for members of the consortium by linking them to the closest appropriate ICN Point of Presence with one gigabit of ethernet electronics.
IHA has and will continue to have responsibility for the general project administration and management which includes:
For more information, contact Corey Martin at IHA via email or phone at 515-283-9309.
For billing and invoicing questions please contact Stephanie Dabney at IHA.
As of February 16, 2018
Scott Curtis, Administrator, Kossuth Regional Health Center
Steve Baumert, President and CEO, Methodist Jennie Edmundson
James Burkett, Director of Technology Services, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
Lee Carmen, VP of Information Services, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Jeff Cash, Senior VP and CIO, Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids
Fred Eastman, Telehealth Technology Manager, Mercy Health Network
Robert Frieden, VP of Info Services and CIO, Genesis Health System
Joe LeValley, SVP, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
Mike Myers, CEO, Veterans Memorial Hospital
Kirk Norris, President and CEO, Iowa Hospital Association
Clarence Williams, Director of Telehealth, Mercy Health Network
Daryl Bouma, Chief Technology Officer, Sanford Health