TeleHealth News


March 23, 2017




    Spring arrived last Monday in the early hours of the day. It is said that "as the seasons form a great circle in their changing, so does the life of a person - from childhood to childhood." The spring winds are an integral driver of this circle and their stimulating powers too, bring new messages to the awaken; "Arise and start anew, for much awaits to be done. All things evolve from the creator and all must revolve to complete the circle of life!"
     Thus the spring equinox is celebrated by many cultures as the beginning of their calendar year. But our troubled world makes any celebration less of a festivity these days. The overwhelming exodus of many from their distressed surroundings is overpowering the resources of what used to be sanctuaries. Unfortunately the future is unclear for refugees as well as asylums. Such uncertainties distress people to mental instabilities and illness. Spring times are usually a busy time for medical practitioners as people - sick with cabin fever - dash outdoors unprepared and fall to illness and injury. The new political, social and economical worries however, add a new level of healthcare needs that many of us are not trained for and are ill prepared for. Regardless of who is right or wrong, health practitioners must deal with the adverse outcome of the state of affairs.
     At times like these, we need to embrace the power of technology at our disposal to deal with the grave needs of many seeking our help. Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Tele-education can help both sides to bring conditions under control. Telecommunication can bring needy and provider together without jeopardizing the resources of either. I hope that we can address this urgent issue at the upcoming ATA meeting. Our troubled world is looking for help. With telehealth, telemedicine, and tele-education, we can provide a great deal of assistance. Lets find ways to be helpful for after all, the great circle will change and the world of tomorrow will remember the caring people of yesterday! [ R. G. ]


In the News:

ATA Telehealth 2.0 is the world’s largest 
telehealth innovation & networking event
April 23-25 Orlando, Florida

Annual Rural Health Conference 
May 9-12, 2017 San Diego, Calif.

Map Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Health Across US  
Toolkit to Strengthen the Business of Tribal Agriculture  
Nearly 700 rural hospitals at risk of closing  
Strategies for Mitigating Legal and Ethical Consequences 
of Poor Physician-Patient Communication
Safe wastewater reuse important as fresh water supplies diminish  
New AAMC Research Reaffirms Looming Physician Shortage  
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Of Interest:

    The earliest recording of a new year celebration was in 2000 B.C. in Mesopotamia, at the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March. 
    Early civilizations typically pinned the first day of the year to an agricultural or astronomical event. Egyptians began the year with the annual flooding of the Nile, which coincided with the rising of the star Sirius. The Chinese with the second new moon after the winter solstice. 
    The early Roman calendar consisted of 10 months and 304 days beginning at the vernal equinox.  King Numa Pompilius, added the months of Januarius and Februarius.  
In 46 B.C. the emperor Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar
    In medieval Europe, Christian leaders replaced January 1 with December 25, but Pope Gregory XIII reestablished the Gregorian calendar and January 1 as New Year’s Day in 1582.  The British and their American colonies however, continued celebrating the new year in March and did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752.  


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expanding your practice to
the rural areas of our state
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American Telemedicine Association
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Directory of State Medical Boards
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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
National Rural Health Association
New Mexico Broadband Program
New Mexico Department of Health
New Mexico First
NM Health Resources
NM legislature
Upcoming NM Legislative meetings
NM Medical Board
NM Rural Hospital Network
UNM Center for Telehealth
UNM Project ECHO
World Health Organization (WHO)


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