UAB and Telemedicine
Don Lilly, Sr. Vice Pres.
UAB Health System
Own, Manage or Affiliated with 10 hospitals in Alabama
Over 900 physicians and 11,000 employees
UAB Hospital one of 5 largest AMC’s in the country
Adult Level I Trauma Center
Level IV NICU
Comprehensive Centers for Cancer and Transplant
What We Have:
Support from Executive leadership
Service Strategies/Service Lines
Sophisticated IT Support
What problem(s) are we trying to solve?
Gain referrals & admissions?
Expand education and research?
Improve quality? Whose?
Improve Access to UAB Expertise?
View only portal to UAB clinical record
Requires physician to register for use
Imaging availability in 2014
Strategic relationship with 3rd party vendor
Concept can be replicated to other services
Imaging Transfer Network via VPN
Focus is imaging intensive services
8 hospitals live for neurology, neurosurgery, trauma
6 hospitals in test mode
Plan to add CV images to sites
10 affiliate sites in 4 states
Developing remote 2nd opinion
Developing remote tumor boards
Eye Quality & Accessibility Improvement in the
Community based glaucoma detection model for at
risk African Americans
Not a screening program. Evidence based newly
developed optic nerve assesment
Hub and spoke with UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and
local Walmart Vision Centers
2 sites operational under grant funding
Creation of Smartphone Applications group
Reading of remote EEG
Reading of remote CV studies (echo, ultrasound &
nuclear medicine) from mobile vendors