Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery

Posted April 20th, 2009 at 11:11 am.

Place: Bryn Mawr College, Thomas 224

Date: Friday, April 24, 2009

Time: 1-5:00 pm

The conference is co-sponsored by the Bryn Mawr Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Bryn Mawr and Haverford Pre-Health Programs, and the Bryn Mawr Post-Baccalaureate Program

This conference has been designed to explore the burgeoning new field of telemedicine, which integrates new video and web-based technologies to deliver medical care. The keynote speaker and organizer of the conference is Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP, Medical Director of the University of Arizona Telemedicine Program, where she is also Associate Dean for Outreach and Multicultural Affairs and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Lopez graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1984 and is currently a Hepburn Center Fellow. Telemedicine is an innovative and cost-effective way to provide medical care to people in underserved populations living in remote areas. Videoconferencing, transmission of still images, e-health including patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, continuing medical education and nursing call centers are all considered part of telemedicine and telehealth. Innovators around the country are developing ways to enhance medical care using telemedicine across the whole spectrum of medical fields, from psychiatry to oncology. The conference will feature presentations about application of telemedicine in oncology services, diabetes care, ICU services, and international public health. The conference will provide pre-health and postbac students, medical students, and medical and public health professionals with an overview of this exciting new field.

1:00 pm
Ana Maria Lopez, Bryn Mawr, 1982, M.D., MD, MPH, FACP, Medical Director  of the University  of Arizona Telemedicine Program, Associate Dean for  Outreach and Multicultural Affairs and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pathology
Overview of Arizona Telemedicine Program

1:45 pm
Betty Levine, Ph.D., Head, Division of eHealth and Telemedicine
ISIS Center, Georgetown University Medical Center
Software development for Telediabetes

2:15 pm
Stanton Miller, M.D., Haverford, ’77, MD, MPH and Center for Public Health at MyCareTeam project in telediabetes, Lourdes Hospital
Clinical application for chronic diseases: Diabetes

2:45 pm                BREAK

3:00 pm
Margie Fortino, MSN, RN, Operations Director, University of Pennsylvania, e-lert & e-ICU
Critical care telemedicine: The e-ICU

3:30 pm
Duncan Smith-Rohrberg Maru, Ph.D., co-founder of Nyaya Health and an
MD-PHD student in Yale’s Medical Scientist Training Program.
Nyaya Health’s Ultrasound Program in Rural Nepal: Implications for
Teleradiology in Resource-Denied Areas

4:00  pm
Discussion: Lessons learned and future directions

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