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MED1 is partnering with foreign governments and leveraging technology to build capacity among the local workforce and improve access to care
In many countries, health care resources are stretched beyond limits and governments are seeking innovative delivery models to provide access to quality primary and specialty care – especially outside of urban areas. Improved communications and more affordable telemedicine technology offer new opportunities to extend quality care to lower resource settings in regional and district hospitals.
In a world where income level, ethnic origin, and geographic location serve as primary determinants of people’s access to health care, MED1’s telemedicine approach helps overcome many of these barriers to care.
MED1 is working with public health systems to design and implement cost effective telemedicine programs that optimize the existing health care resources and technology infrastructure to:
Develop specialized physician networks for key conditions
Enhance the quality of local care to enable complex conditions to be treated locally
Introduce low cost digital diagnostic devices
With the expert leadership of Dr. Greg Ciottone, our Sr. Medical Advisor, MED1 also advises foreign countries in designing, setting up and operating disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs. Dr. Greg Ciottone is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and directs the Disaster Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Disaster Preparedness Program at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Ciottone has extensive experience employing telemedicine in low resource settings.