Winner Sets the Pace
Pacific E-Health Innovation
Center at Tripler Army Medical Center
is a model for telemedicine providers across the nation, not just those
within the Federal or military sectors.
In fact, Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for
Reinventing Government (NPR) recently designated the Center as its
choice for the winner of the e-Gov
2000 Pioneer Award. NPR
praised the Center for its Pacific Medical Network (PACMEDNET) Project
and its development of “Best Practices” solutions to the challenge
of health services delivery.
The Center’s project
list is ambitious and includes a number of novel initiatives as well as
standard fare -- a Global Forensic Telemedicine (GiFT)
effort, for instance, that focuses on the identification and assessment
of child abuse victims by specialists in the field.
It’s clear that telemedicine
is an idea whose time has come. What is less clear is how potential users
can eliminate the remaining barriers to its use:
September 1999, telemedicine advocates presented many of these issues
and their recommendations at a Congressional
Hearing on Telemedicine
Technologies. Backed by the Clinton/Gore
administration’s electronic government services initiatives, it’s clear
that more Federal help is on the way.
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