The idea behind telemedicine has well-publicized benefits to improving healthcare delivery, but part of the reason behind its slow adoption has been that the term itself has broadened to include video conferencing, store and forward technology and remote monitoring. And as healthcare mobility solutions grow, the definition is further blurring the lines on how to address remote treatment. So how can we combine these two concepts? How can mobile solutions be used to enable telemedicine and a wider use of Electronic Medical Records while addressing security, data and infrastructure concerns?
Harun Rashid, VP Global Health Services and Chief Information Officer, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - UPMC
Vice President Global Health Services and Chief Information Officer Harun Rashid brings more than a decade of accomplishment-laden experience in the Healthcare Information Technology industry. Mr. Rashid has been responsible for building a... More View all posts
Vice President Global Health Services and Chief Information Officer Harun Rashid brings more than a decade of accomplishment-laden experience in the Healthcare Information Technology industry. Mr. Rashid has been responsible for building a responsive IT organization that consistently delivers results by aligning technology initiatives with business goals, with a high degree of focus in improving service delivery, standardization, and business and system performance. Mr. Rashid has over nineteen years of experience in the information technology field of which fifteen years have been dedicated to the health care industry. Mr. Rashid has held several Chief Information Officer Positions in large scale healthcare integrated delivery networks at Rush Health Systems, Gateway Health Systems and Jefferson Regional Medical Systems. He recently served as the Senior Vice President over Rural and Community division for Phoenix Health Systems hospitals nationwide. Currently Mr. Rashid serves as the VP and Chief Information Officer at Children’s Hospital where he is responsible for providing oversight and strategic planning services to Information Technology, Clinical Engineering, Health Information Management, Clinical Informatics, Telecommunication, International Business, Tele-health, CHP Medcall, Marketing and Public Relations, A/V and ITClinical. In-addition, Mr. Rashid was a key player in the oversight responsibilities for a brand new state of the art, world class Children’s hospital which opened in spring 2009. Under his leadership, Children’s Hospital became the first outsourced healthcare IT in the world to be certified in Carnegie Mellon ITSQC eSCM-sp IT best practice service delivery model. Through his work, Mr. Rashid has assisted health systems in achieving various national recognitions/designations. Mr. Rashid received a prestigious award from CIO magazine as one of the “Top 100 CIO” in the country in 2001 for the most innovative use of technology to support patient-care. Less View all posts
Dale Alverson, Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research, University of New Mexico
Dr. Alverson is Professor Emeritus on faculty at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. Since 1995, he has been the Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research at UNM. In that role, he has been involv... More View all posts
Dr. Alverson is Professor Emeritus on faculty at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. Since 1995, he has been the Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research at UNM. In that role, he has been involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico. The Center was given the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) President’s Institutional Award for its efforts in advancing telehealth locally, nationally, and internationally. He is also Chief Medical Informatics Officer of LCF Research assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information exchange, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine. He is Chairman of the Board of the New Mexico Telehealth Alliance broadly representative of stakeholders and advocates for telehealth in New Mexico. He is Past President of ATA and has been on the National Boards of the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law, and Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation. He has been involved in several international collaborative telehealth initiatives, including Latin America, India, Nepal, Korea, Ukraine, and other countries. Less View all posts