Telemedicine Cultivates Collaborative Healthcare Practices at the Academic Level
AMD Global Telemedicine’s Clinical Systems Help Texas Woman’s University and Old Dominion University Set Precedent of Coordinated Care Achieved through Telemedicine
Chelmsford, MA, – August 4, 2015 –AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS)™ helps universities cultivate collaborative healthcare practices for academic learning. Texas Woman’s University and Old Dominion University use AMD’s clinical telemedicine systems to set the precedent of achieving coordinated care through an interprofessional approach and telehealth technology.
The AMD Global Telemedicine equipment and software were chosen to be part of these interprofessional learning programs to demonstrate telemedicine as an integral tool in clinical practice. Teams of undergraduates, graduates and doctorates are being trained how to use clinical telemedicine equipment and ways to leverage the technology for collaborative patient care. These telemedicine courses emphasize the importance of telemedicine in today’s healthcare environments and coincide with the universities’ goals to meet rural health and underserved population initiatives from an interprofessional perspective.
“Due to the importance of the interprofessional educational program at Old Dominion University, it was critical the telemedicine solution we put in place met our unique education-centered goals. Working with AMD made the technology and equipment selection process easier because they took the time to understand what we were trying to accomplish and then ‘molded’ their products to our standardized patient cases and interprofessional student population,” commented Michele Bordelon, Interprofessional Education Program & DNP Program, Old Dominion University School of Nursing.
Texas Woman’s University is in the forefront of teaching undergraduate and graduate students about the value and use of telehealth strategies. A federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant allowed for the purchase of the AMD telemedicine equipment which is used by both undergraduate and graduate students. “AMD’s clinical telemedicine system is the perfect complement to the curriculum we offer in the area of telehealth,” commented Dr. Mari Tietze, Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University, T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, The Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing. “Our telehealth electives are open to nursing, occupational health, physical therapy, nutrition, and health system management/business students. It is a great platform for them to understand how teams can collaborate and manage patients remotely,” added Dr. Tietze.
For more information on Texas Woman’s University informatics program email Dr. Tietze at email@example.com. For additional information about the Interprofessional Education Program at Old Dominion University, contact Michele Bordelon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.
AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. (AMD) is the pioneer of Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) ™ to over 8,300 patient end-points in more than 95 countries. Since 1991, AMD has led the development of clinical telemedicine as a way of bringing quality medical care to rural areas around the world. Today, AMD continues to provide personalized telemedicine solutions, pairing our specialized medical devices with our data aggregation and communication technologies, in order to connect a patient with a remote clinical healthcare provider.
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