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Next Telemedicine Workshop - May 2002


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Telemedicine and Telehealth Workshop

November 2-3, 2001


RAIN Comunity Technology Campus
1129 State Street A-7
Santa Barbara, California


Topics during the two day workshop:

        Doctor-to-doctor/field nurse-to-doctor video consultation conferencing,

        The use of a selection of monitor-display light scopes

        Learning to access medical information online through websites and databases

        Insurance reimbursement guidelines for telemedicine

        Model applications for GIS in the health field

        Telehealth preventative health web resources that they can incorporate on a web site for their own clinic


  • Video, the Internet and Telemedicine

  • Electronic Records

  • the new Portable Telemedicine Unit

  • Computer based diagnostic tools and how to use them




  • If you work with community, school or private health care you are invited to attend this workshop at the RAIN Community Technology Campus.

    Hands-on telemedicine training in the lab with work with video phones, Internet based video conferencing, electronic records, GIS for health management and education as well as a special focus on emergency preparedness.

    The RAIN Community Technology Campus is used each year for Department of Education sponsored Teacher Technology Skills training during summer months and has earned an exceptional reputation as a Technology Skills Learning environment.

    New tools including a portable telemedicine appliance, GIS and a solar powered mobile computer lab will be reviewed.

    Current work in telemedicine by the California Telelmedicine and Telehealth Center and the USDA Rural Utilities Service will be reviewed.

    Please refer to the agenda for a list of speakers and topics.

    This year, GIS and telemedicine, emergency preparedness, electronic records, diagnostic tools uned in telemedicine will be reviewed.

    This program is co-sponsored by RAIN, USDA Rural Utilities Service, Albertson's, and the California Telehealth and Telemedicine Center as an important regional telemedicine training project.

    Dr. Chris Landon, of the Landon Pediatric Foundation in Ventura, will be leading these sessions, with guest speakers from CTTC and other telemedical teams.

    RAIN will provide training and a Friday lunch for attendees at no cost.

    In the three months following the workshop, Dr. Landon will hosting live teleconferences linking participating clinics together for further telemedicine instruction and support.

    March 2002, RAIN will host a project participant retreat in the North County and use that meeting time to review project accomplishments to date and then plan for modifications and future services.

    Timothy Tyndall
    RAIN Network Director
    DLT Program Director
    rain@rain.org
    http://www.rain.org/dlt/

    The RAIN Network is a non-profit education organization based on the Central Coast which has received funding from the USDA Rural Utility Service distance learning and telemedicine program and the California Telehealth and Telemedicine Center (CTTC) to establish telemedicine training services to rural and urban clinics in the Southern California.

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