Telehealth. Simplified.

When a health organization needs to expand its reach so its patients receive the best care possible, regardless of where they live, telehealth is the answer.

But launching a telehealth network is a daunting task. Healthcare providers must navigate the costs and complexity of such a system, maintain network interoperability, balance expectations with resources, and meet key responsibilities around HIPAA security and privacy. All while remembering that any actions are not simply mission-critical. They are life-critical.

At GCI Healthcare, we make telehealth a reality.


You have a vision of how information exchange can help your organization, your patients, and your community. GCI Healthcare has the experience and capability to make that vision a reality.

GCI Healthcare can guide you through the challenges of adopting new technologies and transforming business process, while designing and implementing a network solution that meets your specific objectives. Whether your telehealth objective is to reduce patient risk, increase reimbursement, or improve care quality, GCI Healthcare is passionate about helping you reach your goals.


GCI ConnectMD Medical Network Solutions

The foundation of effective telehealth is a dependable, secure network. GCI ConnectMD Medical Network Solutions gives you a network that can grow and adapt to meet all of your health and business needs.

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Telehealth Video Services

Video conferencing can transform healthcare by making critical specialists available in the most remote locations. But implementing a video conference solution for healthcare can be challenging. It requires an experienced, dedicated services provider. It requires GCI Healthcare.

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Connectivity Services

Telehealth demands reliability. GCI has more than 30 years of telecommunications experience in some of the world’s harshest environments. We have the know-how to create a network that is rock-solid – nothing less meets our standards.

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Medical-Grade Internet

Providing great healthcare over the network is more than business as usual.  Our Medical-Grade Internet is specifically designed to meet the demanding patient-privacy and data-security needs of clinics, hospitals, and medical organizations.

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Training and Education

We can help bring world-class medical continuing-education and professional-growth training directly to your location. That saves you the time and cost of traveling for off-site training.

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About Us

GCI Healthcare is your path to telehealth.

For 17 years, we have partnered with healthcare facilities across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to help them achieve their connectivity goals. As the healthcare division of GCI, the largest telecom in Alaska, our services allow facilities to securely and reliably exchange health-related information. We serve as our customer’s trusted partner, helping them adopt new technologies and managing their network seamlessly so they can focus on healthcare. No other provider can match our combination of technical and clinical expertise, our skill in providing custom medical network solutions, and our passion for bringing telehealth to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Our Team


Sam Korsmo
Director, Telehealth Business Services

Sam provides overall leadership for GCI Healthcare, bringing over 15 years of experience as an executive in strategic management, operations, revenue growth, personnel management, product development, and marketing. Prior to GCI, Sam was at Houston Methodist Hospital where he advanced high performance computing simulation and training in the development of patient specific 3D/4D/5D analysis, reconstruction, simulation, and distributed Virtual Reality visualization capabilities.

Joe Furrer
Senior Program Manager, Telehealth

In his position, Joe brings a variety of health care administration experience to GCI Healthcare. His 30 years of experience includes working in health IT, resource management, and patient services. Joe’s career has focused on improving the quality and delivery of healthcare through innovative use of information technology. Prior to joining GCI, Joe was the Project Manager for the state-wide health information exchange project at Alaska e-Health Network.

Robert Taylor
Director, Telehealth

Robert is responsible for helping GCI Healthcare provide telecommunication services for rural Alaska customers.  Prior to GCI, he was VP of Unicom and UUI’s IT Manager where he was responsible for Internet, cellular, and data services, and was also responsible for helping implement the DeltaNet terrestrial network to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Robert was born and raised in Alaska and has over 16 years of experience in providing telecommunication services to rural Alaska.

Jason Tomberlin
Manager, Sales Engineering

In his key role as technical advisor for the GCI Healthcare team, Jason spends his time resolving complex technical issues for customers and explaining telecommunications technology to CIO’s and IT personnel. His extensive experience with network design and administration have also made him the team’s go-to person for healthcare organizations looking for strategic advice on network planning.

Paloma Field
Sales Engineer

Paloma is responsible for providing quality pre-sales technical support to GCI Healthcare customers including assessing their voice, video, data, Internet and application requirements. She works with customers on the technical aspects of their service including distance education, videoconferencing and more. Paloma is also tasked with resolving technical issues and works closely with the technical services team to ensure timely and consistent service delivery and support.

GCI is the largest Alaska-based and –operated, integrated telecommunications provider, offering wireless, voice, data, and video services statewide. Since 1979, GCI has invested over $3 billion to bring the latest telecommunication technologies to Alaska, reflecting GCI’s ongoing commitment to the innovation Alaska needs to support industry, education, health care, job growth and livability for today and the future. Learn more about GCI at


Phone: (866) 221-4841

Seattle address:
1520 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200,
Seattle, WA 98101

Anchorage address:
2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000,
Anchorage, AK 99503

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