Navigation Links
Telemedicine Becoming More Relevant to Children's Health Within School Systems.
Date:12/1/2008

AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. deploys telemedicine devices into a newly launched child telehealth pilot program. 17 school sites in Sevier County, Tennessee participate in the very successful program.

North Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) (PRWEB) December 1, 2008 -- AMD Global Telemedicine & Cherokee Health Systems collaborated to help launch a telemedicine program in 17 schools in Sevier County, Tennessee. In addition to this new technology, all Sevier County schools from grades Kindergarten through eighth grade now have a registered nurse.

The Sevier County School System, through a partnership with Cherokee Health Systems, announced the launching of the Sevier County Student Medical Assistance Response Team (S.M.A.R.T.) at the 17 schools in the district with elementary and middle grades. Telemedicine is a key component of S.M.A.R.T. Telemedicine is being used to connect the K-8 children of the school district through video imaging to medical providers (while those children stay at school). The telemedicine connection is a secure, two-way video link with the child and the school nurse on one end, and a medical provider on the other.

During a telemedicine visit, a child can be screened, examined, diagnosed, treated, and monitored. Special equipment gives the medical provider the ability to examine the child's ears, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, etc. The ability to keep students in school to diagnose, rather than have them miss important class time is extraordinary in the eyes of both administrators and parents. This leads to more time in the classroom, overall better performance in class without worry of children falling behind and eventually a higher graduation rate. It's also very helpful for parents who can remain at work and not have to worry about losing valuable time to what can generally be very lengthy, time consuming doctor's appointments.

This newly implemented extremely efficient way to examine and diagnose student's ailments in schools is being very well accepted. The students think the whole concept is really neat. Telemedicine can be thought of as the newest and most non-conventional way to conduct medical examinations, and is definitely on the rise due to continuous advances in medicine and technology.

Steve Normandin, President of AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. stated, "We are seeing a great deal of potential in telemedicine within school systems. It is the perfect setting for utilizing the conveniences and simplicity telemedicine offers. To help improving students overall performance in school, while still getting them the proper medical attention they may need is great and what school systems aim to do. It's about looking out for the best interest of the students. It's an ideal alternative for school administrators and staff, parents and of course the students themselves."

About AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.:
AMD Global Telemedicine (www.amdtelemedicine.com) is the leading, worldwide supplier of telemedicine equipment and technology devices used in telemedicine with over 5,000 sites in 74 countries. AMD devices and tConsult™ 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 www.amdtelemedicine.com, email pr at amdtelemedicine dot com, or call 866-511-0923

About Cherokee Health Systems:
Cherokee Health Systems (CHS) operates Federally Qualified Health Centers, FQHC FQHC look-alikes and Community Mental Health Center in rural and urban areas of East Tennessee and is recognized as a leader in the integration of behavioral health and primary care services. While their focus is primarily on underserved populations, CHS' mission is to provide high quality service to anyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Appropriate use of technology and innovation in care delivery are essential to fulfilling the mission in this ever-changing healthcare environment. For more information on Cherokee Health Systems, please visit www.cherokeehealth.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/12/prweb1686534.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. SwiftMD to Provide Telemedicine Services to New Montana Development
2. AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. Forms Telemedicine Design Group
3. La Maestra Community Health Centers Expands Telemedicine Program
4. AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. Invited to Attend Democratic National Convention
5. Telemedicine leads to better stroke treatment decisions
6. Night Hospitalist Company, LLC Launches First Nighttime Hospitalist Telemedicine Solution
7. Telemedicine a Cost-Effective Alternative to ER Visits
8. Telemedicine could eradicate many expensive ED visits
9. Talking up a new role for cell phones in telemedicine
10. Latest Studies Show Consumer-Directed Telemedicine Solutions Like Consult A Doctor Lower Costs While Providing Greater Access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare.
11. Telemedicine publication expands coverage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The Dan Carlisle Agency, ... Jefferson County, is announcing the launch of a charity drive to raise support ... homeless women and children in Birmingham has grown steadily since the 1980’s, and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Wichita, KS (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... and financial consultation services to families and business owners in and around central ... to provide assistance to at-risk youth in the region. , Headquartered in Wichita, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ... The study found that when young children are exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... In the early morning ... to an emergency medical call when he lost control of his patrol car. The ... from his vehicle, he was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he later succumbed ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... MA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... They ... They are sisters and wives, brothers and fathers, from New England and around the ... and its stigma, and are brought together in a beautiful and compelling new photographic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... 7, 2016 Hoovers Research analysis ... using the combinational analytical tools. The report contains ... research sources to present unique and reliable analysis. ... the market during the next five years, including ... comprises of sub markets, regional and country level ...
(Date:12/7/2016)...   Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... in the ralinepag phase 2 trial.  Ralinepag is an ... for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The ... "This marks an important step in the development ... on our pipeline," said Amit Munshi , Arena,s ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7, 2016 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) ... subsidiaries—American Homecare Federation, At-Home IV Infusion Professional, BioRx, MedPro Rx, and ... infusion services, visit diplomat.is/specialty-infusion .  ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy (PRNewsFoto/Diplomat Pharmacy, ... "As we continue to build on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: