N. Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) March 17, 2008
AMD Telemedicine, the leader in telemedicine equipment with over 5,000 installations in more than 70 countries, today announced that it had identified telemedicine initiatives -- in the form of educational courses, clinical programs, and affiliated hospital networks -- affiliated with 23 U.S. colleges, universities and schools of medicine. The company also issued a call to all other schools around the U.S. and the world offering similar programs to join the AMD Telemedicine list.
"Telemedicine initiatives that connect hospitals and learning institutions -- both those we've spotlighted and others that we were not able to identify as yet -- help to educate not only physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, but also patients," said Steven Normandin, president of AMD. "Telemedicine enables doctors to provide patients -- sometimes hundreds or thousands of miles away -- with the same examination, diagnosis and advisement on treatment that can be accomplished during an actual office visit. It can shorten time to treatment, shrink costs and most importantly, save lives. Our online inquiries have netted some excellent examples of real telehealth/telemedicine educational programs in action. We hope to expand this list regularly to include more educational telemedicine projects going on in the U.S. and around the world."
Through this informal, online research project, AMD learned that within U.S. colleges and universities found on the Web, 14.6% offer telemedicine/telehealth courses; and 7% of those same U.S. colleges and universities include telemedicine/telehealth clinics, centers, programs, institutes, etc.
The 23 schools that make up that 14.6% include:
- East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine
- Howard University, College of Medicine
- Loma Linda University
- Medical College of Georgia
- Mount Aloysius College
- Mount Sinai, School of Medicine
- Oklahoma State University
- Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine
- Texas Tech University, Center for Telemedicine
- The University of Hawaii, Telehealth Research Institute
- The University of Vermont
- UCDavis School of Medicine
- University of Arizona, Arizona Telemedicine Program
- University of Colorado at Denver
- University of Florida
- University of Kansas, Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth
- University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
- University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine
- University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
- University of Tennessee, Health Science Center
- University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Nursing
- University of Utah, Health Sciences Center
- University of Virginia, Office of Telemedicine
Each school offers a different set of telemedicine/telehealth programs.To learn more about the offerings at each school, visit http://www.amdtelemedicine.com/links.cfm. To provide AMD with information on schools not listed here, call 866-511-0923.
About AMD Telemedicine
AMD Telemedicine is the leading, worldwide supplier of telemedicine equipment and technology devices used in telemedicine with more than 5,000 installed sites in 70 countries. AMD devices and software products offer clinically acclaimed, cost-effective solutions for the most challenging medical applications. AMD also provides complete technical support in program design, device integration, training, and remedial service to assure a successful program implementation. For more information on AMD Telemedicine, please visit http://www.amdtelemedicine.com or call 866-511-0923.
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