The Telehealth Education Delivered (TED) truck has started its journey to visit more than 200 VA medical clinics across the country.
Have you spotted the TED truck in your neighborhood? This large van from Iron Bow Technologies is delivering telehealth education and training for Veterans Affairs healthcare providers. The TED truck will complete a nearly16,000 mile road trip, crisscrossing the United States more than three times.
During its multiple stops, TED’s driver, Ben Engel, will demonstrate the onboard telemedicine systems, explaining how they can extend healthcare access, enhance patient care and enable collaboration among healthcare providers and veterans.
The demo will include GlobalMed technologies. When the VA embarked on its successful clinical telemedicine program in 2010, leaders modeled the program on our proven technologies. Since then they’ve been used for more than three million patient consults. The telemedicine program makes healthcare more convenient for veterans, who can consult with specialists no matter where they are.
If you visit the TED truck, you’ll see our platforms that allow distant providers to see, diagnose and treat Veterans. These include GlobalMed’s ClinicalAccess mobile telemedicine station, the Transportable Exam Station, or TES, and the WallDoc system that mounts on a clinic wall. These technologies are used for telemental health, surgery follow-up, wound care, audiology, and primary care, including non-invasive cardio and dermatology.
The truck began its journey in Arizona at the start of the year; the trek will end in Evansville, Indiana in late October 2017. You can find the TED schedule and a map showing the route on ted2go.com.