Advances In Telemedicine | KCUR

Advances In Telemedicine

Jan 16, 2012

You’ve heard of telecommuting, telekinesis and televangelism – but what about telemedicine? On Tuesday's Central Standard, a look at developments in a technology that helps doctors treat patients remotely – improving patient care everywhere from urban schools to rural areas.

Back in 1991, the KU Medical Center began looking into new ways for doctors to reach patients in remote areas, making Kansas one of the first states to offer telemedicine. We'll find out how the technology has evolved in the past 20 years, and what's in store for the future with the arrival of Google Fiber.

Our guests include Eve-Lynn Nelson, PhD, a KUMC psychologist who uses telemedicine to provide behavioral and mental health support in the metropolitan area and across the state, Gary Doolittle, MD, a KUMC oncologist that has been using telemedicine to treat patients with cancer since 1994, and Ryan Spaulding, PhD, the director of the Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.