February 11, 2016 – During the first phase, we had 21 hospitals join IHN. All documents were submitted to USAC last week for approval. We expect it to take 30-60 days to receive approval for USAC funding. Once we receive approval, Network Deployment will begin. Our timetable for Network Deployment is:Complete Backbone Network in April or May 2016
- Complete Backbone Network in April or May 2016
- Complete Access Circuits to each of the member hospitals in May, June and early July 2016
We will be working on populating the IHN Board and plan to have our first full Board Meeting sometime in May 2016. We are also going to start work very soon on Phase II planning that will add IHN member clinics and additional hospitals.
Please let me know if you have any questions.