UVA Center for Telehealth In the News

UVA Telemedicine Featured as Avizia Model Program

Avizia UVA Case Study article photoOctober 30, 2014

"By incorporating the Avizia Clinical Assistant into a comprehensive telemedicine program, UVA has been able to extend its services into hard-to-reach areas, improve the quality of patient care and reduce costs for both patients and UVA. 

'Avizia has helped us break down distance barriers, giving us the chance to provide advanced, specialty care to those patients that have been hard to reach in the past,' says Mr. Cattell-Gordon." [click here to read full article]



UVA Center for Telehealth Receives Governor's Technology Award2014-09 TMED Gov Award

September 18, 2014

"The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth received a 2014 Governor’s Technology Award for making it easier to access high-quality care and health education for patients across Virginia.

The center was honored in the “IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Citizen” category for using technology to make it easier for Virginia residents to better access government services. The center received the award at this month’s  Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium. [click here to read full article]

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Global TMED Guest Lecture: "Telemedicine & Health in Mbarara, Uganda"

Dr. Samson Okello, Mbarara University of Science & Technology

August 28, 2014

Dr. Samson Okello is an awarded physician and lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) in Mbarara, Uganda.  For almost a decade, Dr. Okello has worked with the University of Virginia in a number of collaborative pursuits, both clinical and educational. 

In recent years, Dr. Okello has championed the use of telemedicine technology as an educational adjunct for medical resident education and cross-institution collaboration.  Telemedicine programs connecting MUST & UVA have ranged from monthly Resident Morning Report Conferences in Medicine and Radiology, to Malaria Lab Research, Student Mentorships, and Cultural Studies Initiatives.

Dr. Okello traveled to Charlottesville from Boston, MA where he is currently a Lown Cardiovascular Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth Presented Cisco Healthcare Center of Excellence Award

June 18, 2014


Jesse Gallo of Cisco presenting UVA Telemedicine Director David Cattell-Gordon with the Cisco Healthcare Center of Excellence award from 2013.  The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth is the inaugural recipient of this honor.

"CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – April 30, 2013 – Cisco today announced the University of Virginia (UVA) Center for Telehealth as the first member of the Cisco Healthcare Center of Excellence program. Designed to foster collaboration by recognizing institutions that are highly-effective in using network-based technologies and solutions to modernize health care, the Cisco Healthcare Center of Excellence program aims to stimulate innovation by aligning health IT investments with clinical and business processes to extend access, improve outcomes and reduce costs." [click here to read full article]

UVa Today: From a Distance, UVA Uses Technology to Save Lives of Southwest Virginia Women PTaylor & ASnyder UVA Today photo

April 30, 2014

"It's long been known that there's a dearth of access to medical care in general, and advanced gynecologic care in particular, for women in rural Southwest Virginia.  As a result, rates of cervical and uterine cancers are nearly 7 percent higher in Lee, Wise, and Scott counties than elsewhere in the state -- and the mortality rate for women stricken with these treatable diseases in the three counties alone is more than 30 percent higher than it is elsewhere in the state." [click here to read full article]

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Telehealth Grant Increasing Access to Prenatal Care

April 21, 2014

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"The UVA Center for Telehealth is announcing a $20,000 grant Monday from Verizon to help expand their high-risk obstetrics telehealth program to Danville and Chatham."

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MUST Vice Chancellor visits UVA Center for Telehealth from Mbarara, Uganda

March 7, 2014

The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth welcomed the Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Dr. Frederick Kayaja Monday morning.  Along with his Public Relations Officer, Mr. Dennis Lukaaya, the Vice Chancellor traveled to UVA from Uganda to show his support for this 8 year institutional collaboration between MUST and UVA.  The MUST-UVA collaboration has spanned the breadth of the university, involving the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Engineering, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Global Health, and now the Center for Telehealth. 

For more information about the UVA-MUST Telemedicine connection, visit the UVA Global Telemedicine Program web page.

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UVa Today: Using Tablets, Telemedicine to Speed Stroke Treatment


"A University of Virginia Health System team is working with local rescue squads to diagnose stroke patients before they reach the hospital, enabling more patients to receive lifesaving treatment and have a full recovery."  [Click here to read the full article]

NEWSPLEX.com: UVa Using iPADs to Treat Strokes In Ambulance

Mon 6:21 PM, Jan 06, 2014

"Strokes are common in the United States and quick treatment matters. A group of UVa. doctors is developing a method of treating stroke patients in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, with an iPAD."

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University of Virginia Health System, Swinfen Charitable Trust and Verizon Foundation Join to Accelerate and Expand Global Telemedicine Program

May 30, 2013

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"CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va -- The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust and the University of Virginia Health System today announced – at the Social Innovation Summit – the expansion of an innovative telemedicine program into rural communities in India and the Philippines.  This program will utilize mobile- and cloud-based technology that will connect renowned physicians around the world to doctors in these communities to assist them with patient diagnoses and care."  [Click here to read the full article]