Telemedicine Transforms In-School Care for Rural Tennessee

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Leveraging AMD Global Telemedicine's medical devices and video conferencing, Cherokee Health Systems surpasses 11,000 telemedicine encounters across 23 schools in Sevier County, Tennessee.

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“Having access to providers through the use of telemedicine technology not only keeps students in school, but in some instances represents access to high-quality care that is otherwise difficult to come by in rural Tennessee"

Telemedicine technology has transformed the way twenty-three (23) Sevier County public schools address student's health and well-being. For the past eight (8) years, Cherokee Health Systems has been delivering healthcare services to Sevier County schools. Recently they surpassed a milestone of completing 11,000 patient encounters, of which AMD Global Telemedicine's specialty medical devices played a prominent role.

The Sevier County Schools and Cherokee Health System were tasked with the challenge of providing high-quality in-school healthcare services to the largest rural district in Tennessee. Implementing the use of telemedicine technology to perform a remote patient exam allowed them to treat students immediately in place, for a number of conditions including potentially contagious diseases. A consulting medical provider from Cherokee Health Systems gives a diagnosis in real-time, as well as coordinates with a student and his/her family about on-going treatments.

“Having access to providers through the use of telemedicine technology not only keeps students in school, but in some instances represents access to high-quality care that is otherwise difficult to come by in rural Tennessee," commented Julia Pearce, Regional Vice President of Cherokee Health Systems.

Through the use of AMD's specialty medical devices such as; digital stethoscopes, ENT scopes, and general examination cameras a school nurse is able to work with a remote medical provider at Cherokee Health Systems to give students full medical work ups and the appropriate clinical assessments. These types of telemedicine encounters (examinations) address medical issues such as ear infections, strep throat, seasonal flu, various skin conditions, and asthma. For additional details about the telemedicine program, read the full Cherokee Health customer success story.

To learn more about Cherokee Health Systems visit http://www.cherokeehealth.com. For additional information about the coordinated school health program at Sevier County visit http://www.sevier.org.

For more information about AMD Global Telemedicine clinical encounter management solutions, visit http://www.amdtelemedicine.com.

About AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.
AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. (AMD) is the pioneer of Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS)® to over 8,700 patient end-points in more than 98 countries. Since 1991, AMD has led 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 telemedicine encounter management software technology with specialized medical devices and video communication technologies, in order to connect a patient with a remote clinical healthcare provider.

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