EVENT: NATIONAL CORRECTIONS TELEMEDICINE CONFERENCE

<p>Third annual conference, presented by the Arizona Department of Corrections.</p>

M E D I A A D V I S O R Y

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Nov. 14, 2001
From: George Humphrey, (520) 626-7301

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EVENT: NATIONAL CORRECTIONS TELEMEDICINE CONFERENCE
Third annual conference, presented by the Arizona Department of Corrections and the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program DATES: NOV. 18-20

PLACE: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Ariz.

REGISTRATION: For information regarding cost and other registration details, call the Arizona Telemedicine Program, (520) 626-4785; e-mail: hatheway@u.arizona.edu


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The Third Annual National Corrections Telemedicine Conference will provide corrections officials, lawmakers and health professionals with up-to-the minute information on the rapidly evolving field of telemedicine -- and the benefits telemedicine offers for inmates, prison personnel and corrections departments.
Prison telemedicine rapidly is becoming one of the most important applications of telemedicine technologies. The Arizona Department of Corrections, in partnership with the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, operates a multi-site inmate services telemedicine network. Telemedicine makes it possible to deliver specialized medical services to distant sites using modern telecommunications technology, including interactive video imaging and conferencing, digital photography, computer workstations and other technology.

"This national meeting will focus on how to deliver quality health care through telecommunications," said Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, Director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program and one of the conference directors.

Although the conference theme is "Building Successful Prison Telemedicine Programs," it also will be of interest to the medical, technological and legal communities, covering such topics as "Expanding the Telemedicine Business Model," "Distance Education," and "Clinical Resources Online." National experts William J. Rold, JD, CCHP-A, of New York, and Alan S. Goldberg, JD, of Goulston & Storrs, Boston, will chair a "Legal & Regulatory Issues of Telemedicine Forum" to discuss the complicated issues of licensure and HIPAA.

Top vendors in the field will exhibit and demonstrate the newest technological and software advances for this burgeoning industry. Growing in stature, the National Corrections Telemedicine Conference this year carries the endorsement of five prestigious organizations, including the American Telehealth Service Providers and the American Telemedicine Association. CME and CE credits for this two-day conference will be provided by the UA Colleges of Medicine and Nursing.