A Brave New World: Telemedicine & eHealth – Transforming Systems of Care in New Mexico and the Global Community
Dr. Dale Alverson M.D, University of New Mexico
September 14, 2014 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Auditorium
Access to appropriate healthcare services are major challenges in New Mexico and across the Nation. During this period of potential unprecedented healthcare transformation in the United States, there will be opportunities to provide improved healthcare for all citizens as outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, so-called “Obamacare”, as well as address the “Triple Aims” needed to address achieving better health at a lower cost, in which Telemedicine and Health Information Technologies can play an important role. Gaps in access to critical healthcare are also significant in the global community, particularly in developing countries. Leap-frogging over prior barriers, rapid advances in information and communication technologies (ICT), telemedicine, and e-health are providing a means to transform systems of care throughout the world by providing greater access to clinical service, consultation, sharing knowledge, education and training, public and community health, health systems development, epidemiology and research.
Dale Alverson is Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research at UNM. He has been involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico. He is also Chief Medical Informatics Officer of LCF Research assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information exchange, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine. He is Chairman of the New Mexico Telehealth Alliance. Nationally, he is a past president of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). He has been involved in several ongoing international collaborative telehealth initiatives including Latin America, India, Nepal, Ukraine, Iran, and Korea.
Supported by New Mexico Humanities Council and Sandia National Labs