The University of Virginia Gets Grant from Verizon for Telehealth Expansion

Nov. 16, 2011
Verizon has given a grant to The University of Virginia's College at Wise to expand the use of telehealth services in Southwestern Virginia by
Verizon has given a grant to The University of Virginia's College at Wise to expand the use of telehealth services in Southwestern Virginia by implementing one of Virginia’s first telenursing curricula. A $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation is funding the development of one of Virginia's first telehealth nursing curricula at the Department of Nursing at UVa-Wise. The project is a partnership among UVa-Wise, the Healthy Appalachia Institute and the University of Virginia Office of Telemedicine. Telehealth is emerging as a critical resource, enabling care to be provided to patients in rural locations such as Southwest Virginia by increasing access to specialty consultations, providing home monitoring, and helping to alleviate significant workforce shortages in primary and specialty health care fields. The project's goal, preparing nurses with the knowledge and skills required to maximize the use of emerging and evolving telehealth technologies to improve health care access and services, is being implemented in the college's nursing curriculum this fall. The project also includes a regional telehealth symposium for practicing health care professionals, which will address crucial topics such as the ways in which telemedicine fits into patient and community health care to emerging uses of telehealth.

Sponsored Recommendations

Trailblazing Technologies: Looking at the Top Technologies for the Emerging U.S. Healthcare System

Register for the first session of the Healthcare Innovation Spotlight Series today to learn more about 'Healthcare's New Promise: Generative AI', the latest technology that is...

Data: The Bedrock of Digital Engagement

Join us on March 21st to discover how data serves as the cornerstone of digital engagement in healthcare. Learn from Frederick Health's transformative journey and gain practical...

Northeast Georgia Health System: Scaling Digital Transformation in a Competitive Market

Find out how Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) enabled digital access to achieve new patient acquisition goals in Georgia's highly competitive healthcare market.

2023 Care Access Benchmark Report for Healthcare Organizations

To manage growing consumer expectations and shrinking staff resources, forward-thinking healthcare organizations have adopted digital strategies, but recent research shows that...