CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center, combines telehealth technology and clinical expertise to bring local care for congestive heart failure to a higher level. Addressing the needs of rural patients, a patient in rural Willmar, Minnesota and a clinician in St. Cloud can see and speak to each other via the two-way connection. From St. Cloud, a mini-camera can be manipulated to get a close-up look at the patient's ankles to check for swelling. Heart and lung sounds through a stethoscope in Willmar are transmitted to St. Cloud where the clinician can hear them through headphones.

As value-based care increases, developing different delivery models to reduce unnecessary 30-day hospital readmissions and length of stay is a key challenge for any healthcare organizations globally. By the use of telehealth, rural long-term care facilities and acute care facilities have avoided 88% of re-admissions.

Hear from TeleHealth Solution, Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation, and Watuga Medical Center (part of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System), how telemedicine is allowing them to treat more patients in place, avoiding unnecessary hospital transfers and drastically reducing their re-admissions rates. 

When disaster strikes, hospitals and health systems turn to telehealth technology and mHealth tools to restore care coordination and management. AMD Global Telemedicine and Jenysis Global have partnered together to offer Jenysis Healthcare Solutions - rapidly deployable telehealth clinics that provide immediate access to medical care in situations such as natural disasters military zones, or remote work environments.

Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City uses telemedicine to link their main hospital to their satellite hospitals and general offices nearby. Learn the effect broadband infrastructure has on effectuating change in access to healthcare.

Adventist Health has truly embraced using telehealth as a modality to deliver health services to their patients in rural and underserved areas. Their telehelth services bring the needed specialist to directly to their patients, eliminating the time, cost and stress of traveling to an appointment far away.

At Sevier Countty Schools, many students take advantage of the telemedicine option with Cherokee Health Systems, which has been available for nine years. With telemedicine, students can visit their school nurse and simultaneously be "seen" by a nurse practitioner who prescribes medication as needed.

Over the last four years Adventist Health has been on a journey from occasional telemedicine use to a more formal virtual care network, leveraging telemedicine at 22 rural hospitals and clinics with another 12 sites in development.  Adventist worked with AMD Global Telemedicine to integrate its software into Adventist’s Cerner EHR so the results of every telehealth visit is housed in the patient’s permanent record.Critical data that is collected during the telemedicine exam such as vitals and real-time, high definition images, is now sent to Cerner’s EHR.

There are 33 active telehealth and telemedicine projects in the North Country Telehealth Partnership, covering a vast 11-county area of New York that's home to some of the most remote and underserved regions east of the Mississippi. Hear how Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and Adirondack Health Institute have partnered together to extend clinical capacity across the state.

A combined effort by the Santana Telehealth Project, Milagro Foundation, Foundation for the Children of the Californias has truly made a difference in the healthcare and well being of children in Mexico. With donated telemedicine equipment from AMD, they are expanding the reach of medical and preventative care for underserved communities.

Rural communities such as North Country in New York, have populations too small to support having specialists at their local hospitals or clinics.  However through the use of telemedicine technologies, these patients now have access to specialists for services such as counseling, diagnostics and neurological assessments. The North Country Telehealth Partnership is an initiative of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, who has reported tremendous growth for their program over the past few years, from 40 telemedicine appointments in 2014 to 1300 appointments in 2016.

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