Welcome to the East Carolina University (ECU) Telemedicine Center. Telemedicine is essentially the practice of medicine at a distance – enabled by technology and high-speed telecommunications networks. We have found that telemedicine improves access to specialty medical care, increases patient convenience, improves patient compliance and continuity of care. In addition, rural health professionals keep connected to their professional colleagues through their telemedicine collaboration and participation in continuing education via the network.
Our telemedicine program has been in continuous operation since its inception in 1992, making it one of the longest running clinical telemedicine operations in the world. We provide clinical telemedicine services, conduct telemedicine research, and educate health care providers and the public about telemedicine. We envision that telemedicine technologies, systems, principles and practices will enable the provision of health care where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Telemedicine is a critical part of ECU’s effort to improve the health of the region’s citizens and prepare the next generation of health professionals with contemporary skills and knowledge.
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