TeleHealth News


August 25, 2016




    The early morning light cleared the mountain ridge to slit through the curtains and welcome itself into my day. It was exhilarating to be waken such. My wife had the radio on in the kitchen and Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite was playing softly. A perfect accompaniment for such a morning. I peeled the covers off and stood with sunshine in my face. Such blessing and beauty sent my way – overwhelming!
    The morning news though, was anything but pleasant. It portrayed a world in chaos, pain and despair. The contrast between my world and that, minutes or hours away was so profound that no amount of rationalization, philosophizing, or finger pointing for that matter, justified it.
     I dressed and headed to town and our monthly telehealth meeting. On the long drive there, I repeatedly changed the channels on the radio in the hope of hearing any news to compliment the sunshine of my morning. But it was not to be, even the traffic report was depressing. Finally I settled on listening to the classical channel's music interrupted by screaming salesmen, peddling their goods.
     Our meeting discussed the many requests for assistance, our financial shortcomings and the many ideas we had on how to move telehealth forward and help our fellow men near and far. It gives me a glimmer of hope that at least we are making a difference in bringing healthcare to some rural parts of our world by pointing a few of our colleagues in the right direction.
     The meeting concluded, errands done, chores accomplished, I headed home at the end of the day. The late afternoon clouds over the Sandia Mountain were ablaze in golden sunset. I kept the radio on classical and ignored the commercials. My wife handed me a cup of hot tea on my arrival. Sitting on the porch, I watched the last rays of the light draining from the cloud tops and the crickets announcing the coming of the night. With tears in my eyes, I counted my blessings and wished for a better tomorrow for all. For, this Escher(ian) duality of our world is, at the least, confusing. But while some stab at the fabrics of our society with daggers and spears, many more of us are at hand with simple needles and thread sewing it back up.



In the News:

The News section of our website is in an interactive blog format.

What UNM started years ago, is catching on 
When three equals four: The new math of medical school

Demand For Family Medicine Physicians Ranks Highest Among Specialties

Ghanaian health workers use mobile phones to collect real-time maternal health data

The Deadliest Animal in the Whole World?
New Institute will Train 10,000 Kenyan Healthcare Workers

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Of Interest:

All things in the world are two.
In our minds we are two - good and evil.
With our eyes we see two things - things
that are fair and things that are ugly ... We
have the right hand that strikes and makes
for evil, and the left hand full of kindness,
near the heart. One foot may lead us to
an evil way, the other foot may lead us to
a good. So are all things two, all two.

Eagle chief; Latakots -Lesa.
(Late 19th century Pawnee)


How can TeleHealth help your Practice:

Presently the following vacancies are listed by
NM Health Resources for New Mexico:
208 Physicians, 40 Dentists, 67 Advanced Practice Nurses,
6 Pharmacists, 21 Physician Assistants, 8 Psychologists,
64 Nurses, 90 Other various professions, mostly behavioral health related.

Spread the goodness of your work by
expanding your practice to the rural

areas of our state through TeleHealth.

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National Rural Health Association
New Mexico Broadband Program
New Mexico Department of Health
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NM legislature

Upcoming NM Legislative meetings
NM Medical Board
New Mexico Rural Hospital Network
UNM Center for Telehealth
UNM Project ECHO
World Health Organization (WHO)


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