HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER RECEIVES TELEMEDICINE GRANT

March 20, 2000

FORT WORTH – Texas â?? The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has been awarded a $982,000 Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund from the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board, which was created in 1995 by the 74th Texas Legislature.

â??This is an opportunity for the UNT Health Science Center to be on the cutting edge of technology by updating and purchasing new equipment to further telemedicine and foster advanced education,â? says Joel Lanphear, Ph.D., director of biomedical communications and vice chair of medical education at the UNT Health Science Center.

All ten health science centers in Texas received this non-competitive grant. Each health science center was awarded up to $1 million in grant funds to use towards buying workstations, vidoeconferencing equipment, high-speed Internet access, telemedicine peripherals and other technology equipment.

The UNT Health Science Center will focus the grant funds on activities that include:

  1. Creating a model virtual classroom where students, health professionals and the public can access and exchange medical information
  2. Coordinating and integrating telemedicine technology with primary health care, biomedical research and physician education
  3. Expanding the mission of the health science center by improving the delivery of health care to rural and underserved communities; and
  4. Reducing the sense of professional isolation often reported by practitioners in these types of communities.
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