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Trends & Development

The speed of technology's current all-in-one revolution and the consequence of living in an always on society is nothing less than staggering.

Telemedicine shifting to smartphones


Mayor Clinic and the University of Arizona center dedicated to telemedicine are pioneering work aimed at moving care to smartphones. That means practicing medicine in remote and underserved communities will become cheaper, quicker and more effective, according to Dr. Bart Demaerschalk, a neurologist at Mayor Clinic Hospital. Click here to read more.

Telestroke Program


With a TeleStroke program, local hospitals can expand their range of services to include high quality stroke care for patients within their own communities. By offering specialized stroke services, these medical facilities can improve patient outcomes reduce death, decrease stroke-related disability, and reduce health care costs.
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Recent guests of the Points of View program, Joel Barthelemy, Managing Director, GlobalMedia and Dr. Sue Sisley, the conversation centered around the enabler – technology – to reach the underserved in rural Arizona, who otherwise may not have access to quality care through Telemedicine.

 



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Articles

Round Up Magazine

Telemedicine is yet to reach iconic and ubiquitous status in our nation’s health care delivery system. Telemedicine is not new to the health care community, but largely remains an enigma for many urban physicians.

The level of awareness is much higher in many rural communities, on Indian Reservations and among managers of corrections institutions. From its origins forty years ago, with demonstrations of hospitals extending care to patients in remote areas, the program has spread rapidly owing to the use of various Telemedicine applications. The adoption of the delivery system, however, is slow coming. 
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Phoenix Business Journal

Globalmed is changing the meaning of "house call". By using videoconferencing equipment integrated with medical devices, the telemedicine company allows doctors to see patients across any distance, increasing access and reducing cost. Click here to read more. 


My Turn column

Scottsdale Republic featured an article on July 2011 titled - City should realize great potential of telemedicine.  
   
Telemedicine is an emerging market with a promising future led by technology. Makes it possible for residents of underserved areas to access of quality healthcare. Technology, such as software applications, wireless devices, high-definition images and video, enables cost-effective quality care, reaching the far corners of the globe. 

In Arizona, there are more than 45 healthcare organizations linked to Arizona Telemedicine Program, including hospitals such as United Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare, Mayo. ATP has served more than 4700 patient services via Telemedicine. Click here to read more.

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