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.Read More
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.Read More
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)).Read More
The Georgia School Superintendents Association has named Fayette County Public Schools’ Dr. Joseph Barrow the 2017 Georgia Superintendent of the Year.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Levonne Outlaw with Southeast Alabama Medical Center talks with Dr. Timothy Adamcryk at Dale Medical Center on the telemedicine machine Wednesday.Read More
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.Read More