Fundraiser Aims to Cover the Cost of Clinical Telemedicine Exams and Medications for Uninsured or Underinsured Children in Small Rural North Carolina Community
Chelmsford, MA, September 18, 2013 – AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the world’s leading supplier of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) TM, announces their support of the Meds for Kids Kickball Tournament fundraiser, organized by the MY Health-e-Schools telemedicine program at the Center for Rural Health Innovation.
The Meds for Kids Kickball Tournament fundraiser will help MY Health-e-Schools cover the costs of seeing uninsured or underinsured children, as well as help pay for their necessary medications. The fundraiser will be held on September 21, 2013 at the Riverside Park in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.
AMD Global Telemedicine is a “Home Run” sponsor of this event. “MY Health-e-Schools program has made it easy for children to be seen by a healthcare provider without having to leave school for an appointment, and we support their outstanding use of telemedicine technology in this endeavor,” commented Steve Normandin, President of AMD Global Telemedicine. “We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the school-based telemedicine program at the Center for Rural Health Innovation,” added Normandin.
Dr. Steve North, President and Medical Director for the Center for Rural Health Innovation, developed MY Health-e-Schools program to benefit the children and this small community. “About 8-10% of kids in Mitchell and Yancey Counties are still uninsured for a variety of reasons. A simple albuterol inhaler that could keep them out of the hospital, costs about $70.00 without insurance. Many parents of these children are put in an uncomfortable position of deciding between medications for one child, or putting food on the table for the family. Often the medication is not the priority, and the child gets sicker and ends up uninsured in the Emergency Room”, commented Dr. North.
For more information about AMD Global Telemedicine contact us at 1-866-511-0923 or visit www.amdtelemedicine.com.
To sponsor or donate to the Meds for Kids Kickball Tournament, visit www.crhi.org/medsforkids or contact Schell McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Center for Rural Health Innovation, visit www.crhi.org.
About AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.
AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. (AMD) is the leading provider of Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) TM to over 7,300 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 diagnostic 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 organization servicing 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.
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