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Delegation sees demonstration of OSU Mobile Telemedicine Clinic
Trish Goins, OSU paramedic and mobile clinic technician, (left in orange shirt) and OSU telemedicine specialist Debbie Martin (right in orange shirt) demonstrated the OSU Center for Health Sciences Mobile Telemedicine Clinic for a delegation of French-speaking health care professionals from Africa and their interpreters on Sept. 23.
The group was part of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program hosted through Tulsa Global Alliance.
Martin said the delegation members were interested in learning about innovative ways to deliver health care to rural populations and were impressed with the concept of using a mobile medical bus to provide specialty health care.
OSU is a leader in telemedicine technology, with the state's largest telemedicine network connecting physicians to patients via the Internet. This medical lifeline allows patients in non-metropolitan areas the same accessibility to specialized health care as those living in large cities.
OSU medical students receive hands-on training in telemedicine, and the College was the first medical school in the nation to require telemedicine application of all its graduates. The OSU Telemedicine Network is currently linked to more than 24 locations throughout Oklahoma, with a goal of being connected to 55 communities in the next five years.