Tech Tidbits From Around NH
Red River wins California Google Cloud contract … and more
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire has launched a virtual dental care program with The TeleDentists, an in-network provider of virtual dental services from board-licensed dentists. Anthem said the service provides access to dental care 24/7, 365 days a year in the event of an emergency, with virtual exams covered at 100% with no deductibles, copays, paperwork or claims to file through June 30. Anthem said that, while it is encouraging members to seek care from their primary care dentist, The TeleDentists offers consumers an alternative to emergency room or urgent care center visits.
Portsmouth-based digital design firm Mad*Pow has launched a design health challenge to “imagine how the world could be made a healthier place through better hygiene behaviors,” it says. The company has invited health and design experts, as well as children of all ages, to envision creative solutions for the behaviors that are affecting health. The company says it is looking for imaginative solutions that encourage the healthy behaviors of washing hands, keeping hands off faces, and wearing face masks to maintain health going forward.
Prizes include up to $300 in the form of a gift certificate to a local small business of their choice. Deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 8. For more information click here.
Claremont-based IT firm Red River has been awarded a multi-year contract under the state of California’s Software Licensing Program for Google Cloud services. It is one of six contractors to be awarded the SLP contract. SLP, established in January 1994, is a multi-year contract that helps California’s state agencies procure Google’s software, software maintenance and technical support. Red River is an authorized reseller of Google Cloud Platform and G Suite.
The four members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation – U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas – have urged the Federal Communications Commission to work directly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that the millions of Americans who are now eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid because they lost their jobs or lost income know that they are also eligible for the FCC’s Lifeline program.
Lifeline is the primary federal program charged with helping low-income families obtain broadband and telephone services.