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Telemedicine Transforms In-School Care for Rural Tennessee

Executive Director - Friday, September 16, 2016

Chelmsford, MA, September 12, 2016––Telemedicine technology has transformed the way twenty-three (23) Sevier County public schools address student’s health and well-being. For the past eight (8) years, Cherokee Health Systems has been delivering healthcare services to Sevier County schools. Recently they surpassed a milestone of completing 11,000 patient encounters, of which AMD Global Telemedicine’s specialty medical devices played a prominent role.
The Sevier County Schools and Cherokee Health System were tasked with the challenge of providing high-quality in-school healthcare services to the largest rural district in Tennessee. Implementing the use of telemedicine technology to perform a remote patient exam allowed them to treat students immediately in place, for a number of conditions including potentially contagious diseases. A consulting medical provider from Cherokee Health Systems gives a diagnosis in real-time, as well as coordinates with a student and his/her family about on-going treatments.
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