University of Virginia Center for Telehealth

Project Lead:
Karen Rheuban, MD
Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine
Director, Center for Telehealth
Phone: (434) 924-2481

Dr. Rheuban oversees a large ACCME accredited continuing medical education program that includes educational services delivered via on-site lecture or videoconferencing formats, an affiliated hospital program that provides services to 25 hospitals as well as computer-assisted instructional materials and web-based on-line continuing education activities. Dr. Rheuban is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics and a board member of the Center for Telemedicine Law and the American Telemedicine Association.

Project Summary

The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth was awarded $270,000 to establish the Southside Telehealth Training Academy and Resource Center (STAR) in Martinsville, Virginia, in partnership with the New College Institute (NCI). The center will be used to train health care workers to use telehealth and patient monitoring technologies to aid in providing high quality care and services to their patients.

The center will begin training 250 health care workers in telemedicine technology in the West Piedmont Health District of Martinsville and the counties of Franklin, Henry and Patrick, in Spring of 2013. This is the first initiative of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region and will not only serve the entire state of Virginia, but also the mid-Atlantic region. NCI Executive Director William Wampler reveals more program details for this joint venture.

University of Virginia Center for Telehealth
P.O. Box 800707
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 924-5470

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