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Telemedicine in Georgia Schools

August 15, 2017 - From Telehealth and Medicine Today

In the age of smart phones, smart watches and tablets—and the latest craze, drones—today’s youth are more apt than ever to adopt technology in their everyday lives. One example is the rise in telemedicine in Georgia’s public schools. For the past 5 years, Georgia has been dabbling in integrating telehealth into their school systems.

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Factors Behind the Adoption of School-based Telehealth

August 14, 2017 - From mHealth Intelligence

Schools are taking innovative approaches to telehealth. But can a system that’s always struggling for funding find a path to sustainability?

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Guyton and Springfield elementary schools begin telemedicine

August 1, 2017 - From Savannah Now Morning News

This fall, students at Guyton and Springfield elementary schools will be able to see a doctor via live camera in a new telemedicine program through Effingham Health System.

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GRANT OPPORTUNITY: HRSA-18-024 Service Area Competition Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration

July 21, 2017 - From Grants.gov

This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC).  The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved.  The purpose of the SAC NOFO is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program.  This NOFO details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking funding for operational support to provide primary health care services to an announced service area under the Health Center Program. For the purposes of this document, the term “health center” encompasses Health Center Program award recipients funded under the following subsections: Community Health Center (CHC – section 330(e)), Migrant Health Center (MHC – section 330(g)), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH – section 330(h)), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC – section 330(i)).

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Event Insights: 2017 Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth Conference

March 29, 2017 - From www.agg.com

Event Insights: 2017 Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth Conference
March 29, 2017
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Fayette school chief is Georgia Superintendent of Year

December 15, 2016 - From AJC.com

The Georgia School Superintendents Association has named Fayette County Public Schools’ Dr. Joseph Barrow the 2017 Georgia Superintendent of the Year.

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School-based telehealth summit set in Tifton Annual telehealth scheduled for Nov. 3 at Tift Regional Community Events Center

October 19, 2016 - From Albany Herald

TIFTON — The movement toward telehealth, which can be of particular use in rural areas where physician access is lacking, already exists in several counties in Georgia through school-based sites.

Recognizing how that component of health care is gaining ground, the sixth annual School-Based Telehealth Summit is taking place at the Tift Regional Medical Center Community Events Center on Nov. 3.

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Georgia Tele Health fights strokes

May 19, 2016 - From WALB NEWS 10

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School Nurses, Telemedicine Lauded in Polk County, TN Schools

May 5, 2016 - From Polk County News

One of the major benefits in the Polk County School System is the Tele-Medicine Program that allows students to be seen by a physician at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger using the equipment in our schools.

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How telemedicine is transforming treatment in rural communities

April 8, 2016 - From Becker's Healthcare

There’s no denying it: rural hospitals are in trouble.

More than 48 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, according to the National Rural Health Association, and another 283 are in danger of closing.

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Use of telemedicine on the rise in the Wiregrass

March 14, 2016 - From dothaneagle.com

Levonne Outlaw with Southeast Alabama Medical Center talks with Dr. Timothy Adamcryk at Dale Medical Center on the telemedicine machine Wednesday.

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Small towns watch aging hospitals shutter

March 4, 2016 - From www.pbs.org/newhour

In rural communities across the country, health care is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity. More than 50 rural hospitals have closed nationwide since 2010, and hundreds more teeter on the brink of bankruptcy. It’s a trend driven by falling revenues and decreased federal funding, and it could have dire implications for small-town America’s future. Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports.

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Navicent Health uses Telemedicine calls

December 16, 2015 - From 13wmaz.com

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Trends in School-Based Health and Telehealth Centers

December 3, 2015 - From Future Healthcare Today

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Global Partnership Believes Telehealth is the Future of Healthcare

November 23, 2015 - From HCE Exchange Magazine

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Harnessing Tech to Transport Doctors Into Rural School Nurses’ Offices

October 20, 2015 - From H&HN - Hospitals & Health Networks

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Internet delivers one-on-one healthcare to rural Georgia

October 19, 2015 - From The Valdosta Daily Times

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Laboring To Grow Telehealth In Georgia

October 12, 2015 - From GPB News

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University of Kansas gets grant for rural telemedicine

September 25, 2015 - From The Topeka Capital-Journal

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FACT SHEET: 10 COMMUNITIES NAMED RURAL IMPACT DEMONSTRATION SITES

September 25, 2015 - From World News Report

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TeleHealth launches in Hancock County

September 4, 2015 - From 13 WMAZ

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Hancock County health project goes online

September 2, 2015 - From The Telegraph

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St. Mary’s Saves Sick Rural Hospitals

June 17, 2015 - From Flagpole, Athens, GA

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Georgia Using Telehealth in Schools

June 10, 2015 - From Federal Telemedicine News

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Georgia Expands Telehealth, Health Data Exchange in Schools

June 8, 2015 - From mHealth Intelligence

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Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth joins statewide HIE

June 4, 2015 - From Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

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Telemedicine to transform Hancock Co. Healthcare (video)

April 8, 2015 - From WMAZ, Central Georgia

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Medicaid managed care provding more specialists, more success

March 31, 2015 - From The Augusta Chronicle

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Mobile Care Expands – Ronald McDonald Unit, Telemedicine Merge

March 6, 2015 - From Cleveland Daily Banner

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New CEO gives vision on next 12 months at Appling HealthCare

March 4, 2015 - From The Baxley News-Banner

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Coming telemedicine boom to drive job opportunities in Florida

February 21, 2015 - From Orlando Sun Sentinel

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Cleveland City Schools have better access to medical care

February 19, 2015 - From WRCBtv, Chattanooga, TN

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Telehealth could help poor, rural counties like Hancock

February 19, 2015 - From Macon Telegraph

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First College Campus in Georgia Offers Telemedicine

February 12, 2015 - From HealthTech Zone

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Appling County Schools partner with Telehealth through grant

February 11, 2015 - From The Baxley News-Banner

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CED to offer telemedicine

February 9, 2015 - From The Gadsden Times

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Telemedicine Comes to Decatur Co. Schools

February 9, 2015 - From WCTV, Atlanta, GA

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Cleveland City Schools Offers Telemed Program

January 14, 2015 - From The Chattanoogan

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FDA issues final guidance on mobile medical apps

September 23, 2013 - From U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Telemedicine: The Next Big Thing? (AUDIO)

September 5, 2013 - From Health News Florida

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Progress Update: How the FCC is Expanding Broadband Connectivity for Health Care

February 1, 2013 - From Federal Communications Commission

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January 2013 Open Commission Meeting

January 31, 2013 - From Federal Communications Commission

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Telemedicine vital to rural Georgia future

December 25, 2012 - From Albany Herald

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MAC Announces Phoenix Award Winners – Dec 11, 2012

December 11, 2012 - From Metro Atlanta Chamber

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Telemedicine comes to Turner Co. Elementary

November 15, 2012 - From WALB, Central Georgia

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Video Dial-a-Doctor Seen Easing Shortage in Rural U.S.

September 5, 2012 - From Bloomberg

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Study: Broadband Health Care Networks Improve Care for Rural Americans

August 13, 2012 - From Federal Communications Commission

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Financial Benefits of Telehealth

July 13, 2012 - From Health Leaders Media

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The Future of Telemedicine in Georgia

May 1, 2012 - From Governing

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Technology gives doctors new ways to see patients

April 12, 2012 - From CBS 46, Atlanta

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State leads the way in telemedicine

December 27, 2011 - From Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Virtual Stroke Care Appears Cost-Effective

September 28, 2011 - From Advance Healthcare Network

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Georgia Takes Lead in Long-Distance Medical Care

September 6, 2011 - From Georgia Health News

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Hospital uses telehealth to provide stroke assistance

August 30, 2011 - From Telecom Engine

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Telemedicine Carries MUMC?s Stroke Expertise to Rural Areas

August 22, 2011 - From Memorial Health

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Telemedicine Reaches Beyond Clinic Walls

August 17, 2011 - From The Rural Monitor

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CAHs fall short on care, but telemedicine could help

July 7, 2011 - From Healthcare IT News

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CMS: TeleMed Rule Eases Physician Credentialing

May 6, 2011 - From HealthLeaders Media

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Is Telehealth Finally Ready to Answer the Call?

April 1, 2011 - From HealthData Management

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The broadband cure

January 1, 2011 - From IWCE's Urgent Communications

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$2.5 million awarded to Georgia telehealth program

December 28, 2010 - From Xtelesis

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Reaching the remote: Telemedicine gains ground

November 22, 2010 - From American Medical News

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Emory Urban Health Program Announces 11 Planning Grants for School Based Health Centers

November 2, 2010 - From Georgia Family Connection Partnership

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Commerce Department Funds Telehealth Networks

September 16, 2010 - From InformationWeek

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Word spreading about benefits of telehealth

April 12, 2010 - From Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Word spreading about benefits of telehealth

April 12, 2010 - From Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Lawmakers Get a Look at Telemedicine

March 11, 2010 - From GPB News

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