Texas Tech University Health Science Center
The Texas Panhandle has some of the highest melanoma rates in the state. Ranchers and farmers spend long hours in the sun, while the local pageant
culture means many young girls begin tanning at age 10. Skin cancer is common – but many small towns are three or four hours away from the nearest dermatologist in Lubbock and appointments must be
booked up to a year in advance. TTUHSC created a teledermatology program using GlobalMed solutions to screen patients and connect them with urban dermatologists. See case study.
Loyola University Health System
Loyola launched a telemedicine program that could offer real-time services – no matter where physicians were located. Now attending physicians can care for all newly admitted patients and monitor vital signs like heartbeat and respiration in real time. They can also provide
immediate guidance and assistance to residents who are treating critically ill children. After using GlobalMed solutions with great success, they have since expanded their program to address pediatric emergency situations and code events outside the ICU.
School-Based Health Services
School-based health centers use the GlobalMed platform to treat at-school injuries, manage chronic conditions and provide health education and counseling. They also help create consistent care relationships for disadvantaged children who may not receive any other medical care or preventive services outside of school. Most notably, the Denison Independent School District in Dallas, TX used telemedicine and saw reduced absenteeism, more classroom time, and increase their attendance ratio. Read case study.
Our experience in school-based telemedicine deployments means we can also provide reimbursement guidance and help schools navigate the grant landscape, from identifying the equipment needed to strategically allocating funds for optimal student outcomes and maximum community impact. We can help teams map the path from winning a grant award to running a thriving and efficient school-based telehealth program. Read full report.
Hospital Hospice Care
Copper Queen Community Hospital
Bisbee, Arizona Copper Queen Community Hospital is a 14-bed critical access hospital, 10 miles north of the Arizona-Mexico border. They adopted virtual health to make sure expert medical care is available in their community – population 5,209.
The first program was with telestroke, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. Former Bisbee Mayor Jack Porter says Copper Queen’s telestroke service enabled him to walk within a few hours of a paralyzing ischemic event. The hospital has since added telecardiology, teleneurology, teleburn, telepediatrics and other programs, often partnering with Mayo. The hospital’s teleconcussion program includes baseline studies of high school athletes so post-injury scans can be compared to diagnose concussions.
Indian Health Services
Indian Health Services (IHS) is responsible for providing health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. They operate with federal and self-acquired funds. GlobalMed has partnered with many Tribes and IHS providers throughout the US including: Aleutian Islands together with Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Center in Anchorage, AK. Northern Arizona Tribes living in very remote areas use telehealth to connect back to providers in both Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona. GlobalMed has also deployed solutions to Riverside, San Bernardino County Indian Health in California and Sault St. Marie in Michigan.
Rural Specialty Hospital
Renown Health, a hospital system along with Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority in Reno, Nevada, deployed mobile and transportable telemedicine solutions for teleparamedicine. They receive approximately 70K requests each year. Telemedicine allows them to triage patients appropriately and connect them to the right provider. See full story.