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First pages collage  of different publicationsbullet Publications

Since 2002, The UTMB Center for Telehealth Research and Policy has assisted with the publication of more than 30 articles.

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bullet Presentations

Since 2002, the UTMB Center for Telehealth Research and Policy has assisted with the following presentations:

  • Vo, AH: The Telehealth Promise:  Better Health Care and Cost Savings for the 21st Century. Capital Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics - Moving Toward an E-Enabled Healthcare Environment: Telehealth, EMR, PHR, eRX, and Related Tools from 30,000 Feet - Policy Update and Status. Washington DC. May 21, 2008. Click here to access the full presentation (PDF).
  • Hammack GG. West Isle: A Municipally-funded Telemedicine Clinic with Patient Pay. 12th Annual Meeting and Tradeshow of the American Telemedicine Association. Nashville, TN - May 13-15, 2007. Click here to access the full presentation (PDF).
  • Hammack GG. Morningside Ministries: An employer-paid program for uninsured employees. 12th Annual Meeting and Tradeshow of the American Telemedicine Association. Nashville, TN - May 13-15, 2007. Click here to access the full presentation (PDF).
  • Hammack GG. The UTMB Center for Telehealth Research & Policy testimony to the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Austin, TX - March 2007.
  • Hammack GG. Current Status of Telemedicine. Tele-lecture to students of the UAB Health Informatics program. July 11th, 2006.
  • Hammack GG. Update on the TDCJ Electronic Medical Record and Digital Medical Services telemedicine system. Presented to the Texas State Legislature House Appropriations Committee. June 28th, 2006.
  • Hammack GG. The Current Status of Texas Telemedicine. TxHIMA Annual Meeting. June 19th 2006.
  • Bulik RJ. The “Sound” in Nonverbal Communication. 11th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. San Diego, CA - May 7-10, 2006.
  • Hammack GG. Telemedicine Technologies, Ultra-Marathons, Sahara Desert. How Does It All Fit? 11th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. San Diego, CA - May 7-10, 2006.
  • Li HK. Evaluation of Digital Retinal Camera Systems with Internal Versus External Fixation for Telemedicine Evaluation of Diabetic Retinopathy. 11th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. San Diego, CA - May 7-10, 2006.
  • Li HK. Even Inexpensive, Low-Resolutions Cameras Effective In Detecting Signs Of Diabetes. 11th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. San Diego, CA - May 7-10, 2006.
  • Tschirch P, Schlacta-Fairchild L. Creating a National Telehealth Nursing Research Agenda. 11th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. San Diego, CA - May 7-10, 2006.
  • Hammack GG. Disease Management in the Correctional System. OAT Annual Grantee Meeting. Arlington, VA. January 30-February 1, 2006.
  • Hammack GG. Speaker - National Homeland Defense symposium. Colorado Springs, CO - October 23-27, 2005.
  • Hammack GG. Speaker - 2005 Texas Health Care & Policy Advancement Symposium. San Antonio, TX - October 21, 2005.
  • Ardanuy P, Otto C, Head C, Powell N, Grant B, Howard T. Telepresence Enabling Human and Robotic Space Exploration and Discovery: Antarctic Lessons Learned. AIAA conference Space. August, 2005.
  • Boultinghouse O. Corrections telemedicine. 10th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association Meeting. Denver, CO - April 2005.
  • Davis MJ. Methods and Successes of a Non-Interventional Cardiology Program. 10th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association Meeting. Denver, CO - April 2005.
  • Hammack GG. Telemedicine Nuts and Bolts in the Correctional Telemedicine Long Course. 10th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association Meeting. Denver, CO - April 2005.
  • Hammack GG. Current status and operations of the UTMB Digital Medical Services System. 10th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association Meeting. Denver, CO - April 2005.
  • Raimer BG. Disease management guidelines, telemedicine, and correctional managed care. 10th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. Denver, CO - April 2005
  • Hammack GG. Telemedicine, An Innovative & Practical Approach to health care Delivery. SALGBA 2005 National Conference. Scottsdale, AZ. April 2005.
  • Bulik R. Faculty development in response to information technology and other curriculum innovations. Innovations in Medical Education Health Symposium. Austin, TX - October 21-22, 2004.
  • Hartshorn JC. Overview of UTMB telemedicine. Texas Medical Association Committee on Rural Health. Austin, TX – September 30, 2004.
  • Raimer BG. The Texas health care workforce: innovative strategies to address shortages. Health Policy Forum, Texas Institute for Health Policy Research. Austin, TX – August 1, 2004.
  • Otto C, Shemenski R, Hartshorn JC, Viegas S, Bishop S, Lugg D. The effects of teleultrasound on the diagnosis and treatment of illness in IS Antarctic Program personnel at McMurdo station and the Amundsend-Scott South Pole station. International Scientific Committee Open Science Conference. Bremen, Germany – August 25-31, 2004.
  • Otto C, Shemenski R, Hartshorn JC, Viegas S, Bishop S, Lugg D. The effects of general telemedicine consultations on the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury at US research stations in Antarctica. International Scientific Committee Open Science Conference. Bremen, Germany – August 25-31.
  • Otto C. Medical care at the South Pole Station. Johnson Space Center, Space Medicine Grand Rounds Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX – August 9, 2004.
  • Bulik RJ, Weaver D, Hanor J, Newell D, Wulff S. The patient's story: assessing student essays on personal experiences in authentic environments. 11th International Ottawa Conference on Medical Education - "Preparing Health Professionals for the Future." Barcelona, Spain - July 6-8, 2004.
  • Tschirch P, Sorrells-Jones J. Nursing and Telehealth: Creating Opportunities for Clinical Leadership. American Nurses Association Biennial Conference. Minneapolis, MN - June 25-30, 2004.
  • Bulik RJ. Linking research and best practices. National Education Computer Conference - Interactive Videoconferencing Panel. New Orleans, LA - June 19-23, 2004.
  • Hartshorn JC. Wave of the Future – Telemedicine. HAHIMA Quarterly Meeting. Houston, TX - June 25, 2004.
  • Bulik RJ. Transactional Presence in Primary Care Telemedicine Encounters. 9th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. Tampa, TX - May 2-5, 2004.
  • Bulik RJ. Primary Care Telemedicine Encounters. 9th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. Tampa, TX - May 2-5, 2004.
  • English P. Telehealth Sick Call: A Public-Private Partnership. 9th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. Tampa, TX - May 2-5, 2004.
  • Tschirch P, Whitson L. Creating a Model for Rural Telehealth Network Development. 9th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. Tampa, TX - May 2-5, 2004.
  • Tschirch P. The Nurse Case Manager: A Key to Successful Telemedicine. 9th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. Tampa, TX - May 2-5, 2004.
  • Tschirch P, Sorrells-Jones J. Nursing and Telehealth: The Power of a 'Connected' Model of Patient Care Delivery. American Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting and Exposition. Phoenix, AZ - April 16-21, 2004.
  • Tschirch P, Collingwood D, Latimer E. Datacasting: A Powerful New Distance Learning Resource. Texas Distance Learning Association Conference. Galveston, TX - April 1, 2004.
  • Tschirch P, Gonzalez J. A Distance Learning Partnership for Nursing Professional Development. Texas Distance Learning Association Conference. Galveston, TX - March 30, 2004.
  • Hartshorn JC. Primary Care Telemedicine: Increased Patient Satisfaction and Decreased Costs. Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council (TSHCC). Austin, TX - March 4, 2004.
  • Raimer BG. Galveston County Community Health Access Program. Statewide Health Workforce Symposium. Austin, TX - March 1, 2004.
  • Otto C. Medical Care at the South Pole Station. "Pushing the Envelope: Medicine in Challenging Environments" Conference. Moody Gardens Galveston, TX - February 17-20, 2004
  • Raimer BG. Telemedicine: Bridging the Gap to Medical Care. Raytheon Global Health Resources Conference. Waltham, MA - November 5, 2003.
  • Raimer BG. The Role of Technology in Telemedicine. Houston Technology Showcase - NASA Johnson Space Center. Houston, TX - October 29, 2003.
  • Tschirch P, Gonzalez J. Reaching Out to Our Colleagues: The State of the Art in Distance Learning for Nursing Professional Development. Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice - UTMB Nursing Services. Galveston, TX - September 23, 2003.
  • Tschirch P. Addressing Key Challenges in Rural School of Nursing: A Partnership Model. Texas Rural Health Association - Annual Conference. Austin, TX - August 27, 2003.
  • Tschirch P, Walker G, Moore L. Effectiveness of a Tele-Mental Health Program with Victims of Violence. Texas Rural Health Association - Annual Conference. Austin, TX - August 26, 2003.
  • Tschirch P, Gonzalez J. The Use of Interactive Video to Share Educational Programming. National Nursing Staff Development Organization Conference - Staff Development Gateway to Excellence. Arlington, TX. July 18, 2003.
  • Hartshorn JC. Epilepsy Care through Telemedicine. 8th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. Orlando, FL - April 29, 2003.
  • Hartshorn JC. Telemedicine and Texas Counties. 3rd Annual County Symposium. Galveston, TX - November 7, 2002.
  • Hartshorn JC. Overview of Epilepsy and Applications of Telemedicine. Texas Department of Health: Epilepsy Program Contractors, Annual Orientation meeting. Austin, TX - October 17, 2002.
  • Hartshorn JC. Linkages for Rural Telepsychiatry. Texas Rural Health Association/Texas Rural Development Council Conference - Rural Partnering: The Roadmap to Success. Lubbock, TX - September 18, 2002.
  • Hartshorn JC. Underserved Populations: Overview of UTMB Galveston's Rural Telemedicine Program. Association of Telehealth Service Providers (ATSP) - ATSP Telehealth 2002 Conference. Video Conference from Galveston, TX - September 12, 2002.
  • Raimer BG, Jones L. U.T. System-Wide Plan to Deliver Health Service to the Underserved via Telemedicine in Homeland Defense. University of Texas System Board of Regents Health Affairs Committee Meeting. Austin, TX - July 2, 2002.

bullet Conference

Title page of conference proceedingsThe UTMB Center co-sponsored "Creating a National Telehealth Nursing Research Agenda," an invitational conference funded by the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) with the University of Texas Medical Branch's Electronic Health Network, Mount Aloysius College Division of Nursing, the University of Texas Medical Branch's Hospitals and Clinics Nursing Department, and Polycom, Inc.

The conference was held October 9 - 11, 2005 at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA.

Download a copy of the proceedings. Contact cdcarran@utmb.edu for a hardcopy of the proceedings.

bullet Collaboration

Since 2006 the UTMB Center for Telehealth Research and Policy has collaborated on a project with the Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL):

  • Continued collaborative project with the Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL) at Partners health care in Boston, affiliated with Harvard University
  • Identifying the Value of Telehealth” is a 15-month project which aims to build a cost-benefit model on how different types of telemedicine interactions lead to efficient utilization of health care and transportation resources
  • This project recognizes the UTMB Center as an emerging leader in telemedicine research
  • The study is a collaborative effort between CITL researchers and researchers and staff at the UTMB Center. Publications and national distribution will recognize both entities.

bullet Use of Research Center as a Resource for Other Institutions

Since 2002, the UTMB Center for Telehealth Research and Policy has worked with the following institutions:

 

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