The Center for Rural Health Innovation and Country Cablevision Organized a Live Technology Demonstration for Mitchell and Yancey County Citizens to See How Telemedicine Can Benefit Their Communities
Chelmsford, MA, April 15, 2014 – AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the world’s leading supplier of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) TM, demonstrates how telemedicine technology can be used to help deliver clinical healthcare in rural communities. The Center for Rural Health Innovation and Country Cablevision invited AMD Global Telemedicine to participate in order to educate public officials, healthcare practitioners and local citizens on the benefits of telemedicine for Mitchell and Yancey Counties.
AMD Global Telemedicine demonstrated the use of their software technology and specialized medical devices to deliver clinical examinations on patients in rural homes while receiving a live consult from a remote medical specialist. The remote physician is able to review vital signs, see real-time medical video, take medical images, listen to heart and lung sounds, and examine the patient in order to help determine the appropriate level of care for the medical issue at hand.
“This demonstration is a way for us to see how the combination of cutting edge technology and our community’s new broadband service can make a profound impact on the health of our community members”, commented Dr. Steve North, Medical Director and Founder for The Center from Rural Health Innovation. “The Center for Rural Health Innovation, which runs the MY Health-e-Schools Telemedicine Program in Mitchell and Yancey County Schools, is pleased to co-host this demonstration of new possibilities for our community”, added Dr. North.
About AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.
AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. (AMD) is the leading provider of Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) TM to over 7,500 patient end-points in more than 94 countries. Since 1991, AMD has pioneered the development of clinical telemedicine as a way of bringing quality medical care to rural and underdeveloped areas around the world. AMD provides personalized telemedicine solutions pairing our specialized medical devices with our data aggregation and communication technologies, in order to connect a patient with a remote clinical healthcare provider. For more information on AMD Global Telemedicine please visit www.amdtelemedicine.com.
About The Center for Rural Health Innovation
The Center for Rural Health Innovation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. The overall mission of the organization is to apply innovative technologies to improve access to health care in rural communities. Currently we have two projects under way: the MY Health-e-Schools school-based Telemedicine program; and the Homegrown Healthcare project focused on developing rural health care providers from our region to help address the overall shortage of health care providers. Another focus of our work is supporting the development of school-based telemedicine programs through the Mid Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center. For more information, contact Amanda Martin at 828-467-8815 or visit www.crhi.org.
About Country Cablevision
Country Cablevision has been in business since 1988 providing Television, Phone and Internet services to Yancey and Mitchell Counties. In 2010, 25.3 Million Dollars of Federal Stimulus Funds was awarded to the company to deploy a 100 Mbps High Speed Internet network with availability to100% of every home and business in both counties. This network utilizes Fiber To The Home (FTTH) to give a very reliable service and to insure future technological growth capabilities. Country Cablevision is extremely excited to partner with Telemedicine to bring health care to the community by using our FTTH Broadband Network. For more information contact our office at 828-682-4074 or visit our website at http://ccvn.com.
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