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EP-112 - Utilization Patterns in a Rural School-based Telemedicine Program: A Four-year Analysis

Sunday, April 29
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Education Zone, Booth 2416, Screen 2

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Amanda K. Martin

Executive Director
The Center for Rural Health Innovation

Amanda Martin, MHA is the Executive Director for the Center for Rural Health Innovation located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. As Executive Director, Amanda helped establish and grow a school-based telemedicine program from three pilot sites to a 54-site program in four rural school districts, which she now supervises. Amanda's areas of expertise cover a wide range from day-to-day equipment troubleshooting to program design and implementation. With an extensive background in medical office management, she understands the importance & challenges of expanding healthcare access in rural communities. Amanda earned her Masters in Healthcare Administration from the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina in 2016. 

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Steve North

Medical Director for Mission Virtual Care
Mission Center for Telehealth

Dr. North is a practicing Family Physician and Adolescent Medicine specialist at a rural health center in Mitchell County, NC.

In 2011 he founded the Health-e-Schools school-based telemedicine program that currently provides access to acute care, primary care, adolescent medicine and comprehensive asthma services to over 13,000 students at 33 schools in the mountains of western NC. In 2014 the Health-e-Schools program was awarded the American Telemedicine Association’s President’s Award for Health, Quality and Innovation.

He also serves as the Clinical Director for Mission Virtual Care working with a team to integrate inpatient, outpatient, direct to consumer and remote home monitoring into Mission Health, North Carolina’s sixth largest health system that serves the state’s 18 western most counties.

Dr. North is the Rural Telehealth Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Sheps Center for Health Services Research and a member of the National Quality Forum’s Telehealth Committee. He currently serves on the boards of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center and the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation and is a co-author of the American Telemedicine Association’s Pediatric Telehealth Guidelines.

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