The presentation starts out with Governor Arnold speaking about healthcare and the meaning of technology and how it will help with healthcare. Before his speech several organizations were recognized for their contributions to the telehealth network. ATT&T and United HealthCare were a couple names. Recently in the news there have been other related posts.
Mentioned here in the kick off is UCI Irvine who also works with Miller’s Children’s Hospital in Long Beach where I did an interview and walk through with the CFO and was able to see the educational side of being able to connect the operating rooms in Long Beach to those in Irvine, CA. When you watch and listen to the doctors being able to connect to the university facilities it really drives home how the patients are getting the care they need with the technology.
You can also read more about the new facility at UCI that opened in February and all the new medical students received IPads.
UCI Opens New $40 Million Dollar Medical Education Center - Televideo Auditorium Teleconferencing to Watch Real Time Medical Procedures
Earlier this week Governor Schwarzenegger joined Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell to discuss the importance of investing in the nation’s infrastructure system and it’s nice to have a Governor that realizes the value of infrastructure.
California Telehealth Network – Launch Event
On Tuesday, August 17, 2010 the California Telehealth Network, the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and the California Center for Connected Health Policy will join together to launch the California Telehealth Network (CTN.)
Propelling California as a leader in telemedicine, and providing an example nationwide for what broadband technology can do for healthcare services, CTN will allow patients in rural and underserved areas of California to receive the specialty care they need. CTN will connect more than 800 California healthcare facilities to a statewide and nationwide broadband network of healthcare and emergency services.
The $30 million project is funded by $22.1 million from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with $3.6 million in matching funds from CETF and other public and private entities.
Join special guests Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to President Barack Obama, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Invited), and the California Telehealth Network Board of Directors and partners as we usher in a new era in healthcare in our state.
When: Tuesday, August 17, 2010; 12 – 1 pm
Where: UC Davis Cancer Center
4501 X Street
Sacramento, CA (corner of 45th Street and X Street)