Established in 1993, the Texas Children’s Center for TeleHealth was the first pediatric-based telemedicine program to go live. The Center for TeleHealth continues to facilitate timely diagnoses and treatments, link researchers and patient populations at a variety of sites throughout the world and promote networking among physicians, health care providers and institutions.
The Center for TeleHealth also provides clinical, educational and research services to remote areas within the United States and internationally. This is made possible through state-of-the-art approaches employing multimedia, information and telecommunication technologies available within the center.
Additionally, the center provides distance educational services to physicians, nurses, allied health care providers, students, and to patients and their parents using video conferencing and the Internet to deliver real-time instruction to interactive participants.
In 2011, the Center for TeleHealth managed over 40 initiatives focused on enhancing medical and clinical education and fostering collaboration and dialogue between institutions, practicing physicians, caregivers and families:
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