TeleHealth News


April 19, 2018




Reza Ghadimi

ATA18 - Come to Learn and Teach!
A friend once said: "whenever we return from these annual meetings, we feel hyped up with enthusiasm, fervor and excitement. Not so much from all the lectures we listen to or new products flashed in our faces, but rather from all the interest and passion we see in others. The way we learn new ways to use Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Tele-education in our community, practice and communication."
It is important to realize that these meetings bring the importance of Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Tele-education to the attention of thousands of practitioners, regulators and legislatures. But for us attendees, the biggest reward is seeing old friends and making new acquaintances to become future friends. Many from around the world come to share their stories, successes, challenges, visions, hopes, and wishes. From small isolated islands in the South Pacific with a small population to large countries in African deserts and South American jungles home to millions, the need is there and it is dire.
Where this excitement is seen the most is in the eyes of those from the rural communities, developing countries and torn up neighborhoods - whether from natural or human caused disasters. For the first time in a long time, we find actual possibilities in affordable patient care. I feel that not since the discovery of penicillin has there been such optimistic outlook in the way we care for each other, educate each other and learn. At a meeting not long ago, a doctor from a small island told me; "I am not afraid to ask questions any more." What a wonderful feat!
So I hope that we all go to Chicago with lots of questions and return with great answers. Even more importantly, hope to have answers to others' questions, share wisdoms and find a unified way to help our corner of the world.

Meeting of ATA International Group
Tuesday, May 1st
9:30-11:00 AM
Room E353C, McCormick Place.


In the News:

Community Health Centers Use Telehealth
to Boost Specialty Consults
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Rare Human Outbreak of Monkey Malaria
Detected in Malaysia
‘Scary’ Lung Disease Now Afflicts More
Women Than Men In U.S.
A simple way to stop the bleeding  
Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts,
Reshapes Ocean Currents
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Of Interest:

Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day, and April 27 is Arbor Day. These two days reminds us of the fragility of our planet and why we must strive to preserve and save it for our children and their children.

"The Earth is our environment to protect and the garden to tend to."
                                                                                  Pope Francis

"Hear me, four quarters of the world - a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand that I may be like you. With your powers only can I face the winds."
                                                                                  Black Elk (1863 - 1950)
                                                                                  Oglala Sioux holy man


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