AMD Global Telemedicine’s General Exam Camera and Telephonic Stethoscope have been chosen for use in a correctional telemedicine pilot program to treat Illinois inmates of HIV and Hepatitis C
September 14, 2010– AMD Global Telemedicine, the world’s leading supplier of telemedicine technology, devices, and application software for both dynamic encounters (live telemedicine) and deferred consultations, is happy to announce that its telemedicine solutions have been selected by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for a pilot program to treat inmates using telemedicine.
UIC has also partnered with the Illinois Department of Corrections on this telemedicine pilot which is specifically designed to bring elaborate and sophisticated healthcare to inmates with HIV and Hepatitis C. This inter-agency pilot program, called the “Telemedicine Pilot Program” successfully rolled out in August 2010 at three sites: Danville, Lincoln and Robinson Correctional Centers.
Three additional prisons in the system will be piloting this program each month. By 2011, thirty correctional facilities throughout the state of Illinois will be outfitted with telemedicine solutions to treat inmate with HIV and Hepatitis C.
Each telemedicine center has a screen with AMD’s General Exam Camera and Telephonic Stethoscope connected to a UIC telemedicine unit. “With the help of AMD’s telemedicine equipment, doctors at the university will be able to hear a patient’s live heart and lung sounds. University doctors will also be able to use AMD’s camera to see the patient and make a diagnosis,” explained Stephond Robinson, Telemedicine Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“Implementing correctional telemedicine within the Illinois correctional systems is not only a much safer option as it keeps violent criminals needing to be seen by a doctor out of the community, but it also drastically reduces transportation costs as well as the individual costs of each medical consultation,” stated Steven Normandin, president of AMD Global Telemedicine.
About AMD Global Telemedicine
AMD is a Telemedicine Encounter Management Systems company (TEMS™) and the worldwide leading supplier of telemedicine technology, devices, and application software for both dynamic encounters (live telemedicine) and deferred consultations. AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. offers the market’s preeminent diagnostic medical devices and tConsult™ Encounter Management Software that is equipped with device management, case creation, work flow and archival. AMD has over 5,800 installations in 79 countries and delivers solution design, turnkey installation, and training for telemedicine programs across the globe. For more information on AMD Global Telemedicine Inc., please visit www.amdtelemedicine.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 866-449-8454.