TeleHealth News


May 10, 2018




Reza Ghadimi

A World of Need

four thousand attendees from around the world gathered in Chicago last week to network, listen, learn and teach at the ATA18.
It was a rewarding and informative trip. They came to share their stories, successes, challenges, visions, hopes, and wishes. To see telemedicine and telehealth used to bring healthcare to far corners of our needy world is very rewarding.
One noteworthy point that becomes very clear and emphasizes the need for our efforts is the universality of the need. From small isolated islands in the South Pacific with a small population to large countries in deserts of Africa and jungles of South America with millions, the need is there and it is dire. As the economies of the world gets stretched and environmental challenges increase, the healthcare needs increase. Especially so, for the poor and isolated people. Fortunately new technologies make it possible to bring help to these regions. Meetings, such as the one we just had, reveal these needs and more importantly the solutions to many of them.
It was rewarding to see so many from near and far attending the conference, not only to show their needs but more so sharing their ideas for solutions and collaboration. We look forward to another year of success stories.


In the News:

The 71st Session of the World Health Organization's (WHO)
World Health Assembly (WHA) will take place in 
Geneva, Switzerland from 21 to 26 May 2018.

  At ATA18, Telemedicine Moves From a Possibility to a Necessity  
mHealth Intelligence 

Alaska Spotlights Its Health Risks from Climate Change  
  Telehealth Needed for Rural and Native American Caregiving   

Telemedicine Opening Doors To Specialty Care For Inmates  
  Study finds telemedicine is instrumental
after natural disasters strike
    Mosquito and Tick-borne Disease are on the Rise
  The most — and least — friendly states for a new
wave of telemedicine startups
  Telemedicine has come to schools,
now what standards are needed?
  ATA sees physician burnout as a
telemedicine opportunity

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Of Interest:

It is said that; "The world speaks in many languages but only in one voice. The language is not English or French, Arabic or Hebrew, Chinese or Russian. It speaks in the language of hope. It speaks in the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and compassion, the language of the heart and the soul. But always it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us. The voice of our inheritors waiting to be born. It is the voice that says: "We are one." No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the country, no matter the race, we are one. We must recognize the singular truth and the singular rule that we must be kind to one another. Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost, diminishes us. We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation, the fire that light the way to a better future. We are one."


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