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  1. 1. Distance Education experience between Arizona Telemedicine Program and Panamanian Telemedicine and Telehealth Program Ivette Marciscano RN, MHA Nurse Coordinator PNTT Las Vegas, NV April 27, 2009 ATALACC Meeting
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To develop a series of lectures related to health care in Panama and other Latin America countries by videoconferencing in real time </li></ul><ul><li>To establish academic activities between the </li></ul><ul><li>U of A and the Panamanian Telemedicine and Telehealth Program </li></ul><ul><li>To evaluate equipment capabilities and the communication system for VTC </li></ul>
  3. 3. References <ul><li>Clinical Lecturer at the University of Arizona </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silvio Vega, MD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Juan Ramón Arosemena,MD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manuel Lobo,MD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ivette Marciscano, RN, MHA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appointment since August 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>VTC Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>ATP Panama Lecture Series January 2008 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Communication <ul><li>PANAMA </li></ul><ul><li>Polycom </li></ul><ul><li>IP connection </li></ul>
  5. 5. Communication <ul><li>ARIZONA </li></ul><ul><li>Tandberg </li></ul><ul><li>IP connection </li></ul>
  6. 6. Panama Site
  7. 7. Connected to <ul><ul><li>Tucson, Arizona </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phoenix, Arizona </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Denver, Colorado </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(via phone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Douglas, Arizona </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payson, Arizona </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maricopa County Department of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corrections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corrections, Safford, Arizona </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Schedule <ul><li>Tuesday 1:00 pm Arizona time </li></ul><ul><li>3:00 pm Panama time </li></ul><ul><li>Every two weeks </li></ul>
  9. 10. Lectures List 2009 <ul><li>Rural Clinics in Panama </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing Care in Rural Clinics in Panama </li></ul><ul><li>What’s new in Telemedicine Technologies - Virtual Tour of the 2008 ATA meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Potential uses of Telemedicine in Suriname </li></ul><ul><li>Health System in Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Telemedicine Projects in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>State of the art in Video Conferencing Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>(T- Health Amphitheater) </li></ul><ul><li>The ADVICE Program- Arizona Diabetes Virtual Center of Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
  10. 12. January 22, 2008 Tucson Audience Phoenix Audience
  11. 13. Panama Lecture Series <ul><li>Twenty-two lectures </li></ul><ul><li>351 total attendance </li></ul>
  12. 14. T-Health, Phoenix Panama
  13. 15. Medical Tourism in Panama
  14. 17. The Nursing Profession in Panama and Latin America
  15. 18. The practice of Teleradiology in Panama and Latin America
  16. 19. Health System in Cuba
  17. 20. Questions and Answers time
  18. 22. T-Health Center Phoenix, AZ
  19. 23. Lessons Learned <ul><li>The equipment used allows for good and user-friendly communication among multiple sites </li></ul><ul><li>Revolution of the education concept </li></ul><ul><li>The experience has been interesting and educational for all the players </li></ul><ul><li>Applicable to any field </li></ul>
  20. 24. Future Plans <ul><li>To continue with the lecture series </li></ul><ul><li>To expand the program to other sites and countries </li></ul><ul><li>To continue to improve the communication system </li></ul><ul><li>To include new topics and new fields </li></ul>
  21. 25. Thank you

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