TeleHealth News


December 27, 2018





Reza Ghadimi

It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the medical communities around the world for all these years of my life (over 60 years) and the telehealth community for the past 15 years. Due to many circumstances beyond my control (Old age, poor health, and other...) I regret to report that I am retiring from writing and thus will end my newsletter articles with this issue.
I had the good fortune of having my children around me over the past few days. Many conversations later and much soul searching compels me to agree with them that it is time to reduce my activities and pay more attention to my health (When my children were young, they listened to me, now that I am old, I listen to them!)
I have enjoyed writing the many articles on healthcare and appreciate the many comments I received. This is a brand-new world and requires new ways of thinking. I hope and pray that the new generation of healthcare providers find ways to care for all who need their services without prejudice. As the population grows, healthcare needs grow exponentially. New technologies give us the tools to provide the extra needed care and I sincerely hope that it is used wisely.
Thank you for all the support. If I made a difference even in one person's life, it was worth all my work. Goodbye and may God bless all who care for others.



A look back at 2018

We covered many issues in the past year about the need for good healthcare around the world. Some of our weekly notes and editorials attracted more attention than others. We thought that you may want to revisit some of them. The articles that attracted most interests were:
" Healthcare Olympiads" - 2-15-2018
" Instincts " 4-5-2018
" Women of Medicine " 7- 12-2018
" Not So Easy Task " - 9-6-2018
"Where Fortune Roams" - 9-13-2018
" Resiliency " 10-21-2018

I regret that I cannot continue my work here but telehealth organizations such as; "NM Telehealth Alliance", "American Telemedicine Association (ATA)", "UNM's Project Echo" along with many international organizations are having positive, constructive, productive and beneficial results.
The coming new year is going to be even more challenging. The state of politics make the work of us, healthcare providers evermore difficult and important. As healthcare providers, we should be a helpful portal to our patients' needs and not add to their confusion and uncertainty. I salute all who help in this endeavor.
We wish you, your family and your organizations a very happy and resourceful new year.





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