Conference looks at “Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery”

Posted April 23rd, 2009 at 2:54 pm.

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Bryn Mawr and Haverford Pre-Health Programs, and the Bryn Mawr Post-Baccalaureate Program are co-sponsoring the conference “Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery” from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in room 224 of Thomas Great Hall.

This conference has been designed to provide pre-health and postbac students, medical students, and medical and public health professionals with an overview of this exciting new field, which integrates new video and Web-based technologies to deliver medical care.

There will be presentations about application of telemedicine in oncology services, diabetes care, ICU services, and international public health.

The keynote speaker and organizer of the conference is Dr. Ana Maria Lopez, medical director of the University of Arizona Telemedicine Program.

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.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information go to http://hepburn.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2009/04/20/telemedicine-future-directions-in-service-delivery/ or call Margaret Kelly (mkelly01@brynmawr.edu).

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