Telemedicine Day: "Telemedicine - The Revolution in the Health Care Delivery System"

April 21, 1998

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Lower S-Wing Auditorium, UR School of Medicine and Dentistry

Despite dramatic advances in medical treatment, multiple studies have proven that geographic and socio-economic isolation continue to disenfranchise millions of people from health care services they require. As a result, health care professionals have sought cost-effective alternatives that are blind to these geographic barriers.

Telemedicine, which uses telecommunication and information technologies to provide a patient or primary care practitioner with access to a consultant at a distant site, is one such alternative.

On Tuesday, April 28, Jay Sanders, M.D., president of the American Telemedicine Association, president and CEO of Global Telemedicine Group, vice-chairman and treasurer of the Rural Health Care Corporation, and adjunct professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will deliver a very informative overview on telemedicine as an alternative method of health care delivery and the new technological advances which will make this mode of delivery like no other.

"Telemedicine brings service to the point of need in health care," says Sanders. "With the movement of telemedicine to an internet-based platform and the migration of the technology to a desktop configuration, the ability to electronically transport the health care professional to the patient may soon become a reality."

Telemedicine demonstrations and technical exhibits will immediately follow Sanders' lecture.

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