Advantages for health care providers to participate within a consortium
Urban hospitals and facilities can participate in the program if part of a consortium
Firewalls and firewall management are only eligible within a consortium
Costly 3rd party network management can be outsourced
Health care provider owned and managed fiber
Leveraging the size of the consortium allows for large projects and purchases
Individual filers are capped at $50,000 in funding annually. The cap for sites within the consortium is $50,000 X the total number of sites within the consortium.
Example: $50,000 X 20 members in the consortium = $1 million dollar application.