Georgia Partnership For Telehealth in Waycross, Georgia (PRWEB) May 29, 2011
Dr. John Barge, State School Superintendent had an opportunity to view a live video telehealth demonstration at Ware County High School in Waycross, GA, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. was working with a group of students currently enrolled on a healthcare pathway at Ware County High School, and the connection was made with Dr. Mike McConnell, Pediatric Cardiologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. McConnell actually listened to Dr. Barge’s heartbeat during the session.
Dr. Joseph Barrow, Jr., Ware County Superintendent said, “The Ware County School System’s vision is to prepare students for the transition from high school to post secondary education or into the career of their choice. The reorganization of Ware County High School into career academies and our partnership with organizations like the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta allows unique educational opportunities and emphasizes the relevance of real world experiences for our students.”
“It is such an honor for GPT to contribute to the education and healthcare of Georgia’s students,” states Paula Guy, CEO of Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth.
GPT currently partners with two Georgia school systems including Ware County in Waycross, GA, and Berrien County in Nashville, GA. Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. is the leading agency in Georgia focusing on increasing access to healthcare through innovative use of technology including telemedicine, health information exchange and telehealth. GPT’s success has been built on providing technical assistance and education to its network partners and has been recognized nationally for its robust, statewide network with over 170 physicians serving patients in more than 100,000 encounters to date in 200 access points and is well positioned with the expertise and strong commitment to continue aggressively expanding the network across Georgia and into bordering states. The GPT team includes experts in the field of network design and management, administration, protocol development, billing and reimbursement, evaluation, legal and regulatory issues, telemedicine technology, training, marketing, and outreach.
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