The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) was created to advance the effective use of telemedicine services throughout the Southwest. Telemedicine has been shown empirically to improve access to quality medical care for many patients living in rural and medically underserved areas.

The SWTRC assists start-up telehealth programs in their development and serves as a resource for existing programs regarding changes in technology and other issues affecting telehealth in the Southwest region.

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Ronald S. Weinstein, M.D.
Director

Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, is the founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. While a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) pathology resident, he participated in rendering diagnoses on some of the first telemedicine cases of the MGH-Logan International Airport telemedicine program in 1968. Decades later, he turned his attention to telepathology while a pathologist for National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trials. In 1986, he introduced the term “telepathology” into the English language. He invented, patented, and commercialized robotic telepathology and is often referred to as the “Father of Telepathology.” In addition to being President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association, he has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Pathology Informatics and has been inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Weinstein has over 600 professional publications cited over 10,000 times in the literature. He received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in Boston.

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Ph.D
Co-Director

Dr. Krupinski is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research at Emory University in the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, decision making, and human factors. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. She is Past President of ATA, Past Chair of Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, Past Chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, and President of the Medical Image Perception Society. She is Co-Editor of the Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare and on the Editorial Board of the Telemedicine & E-Health Journal.

4th Annual Service Provider Summit – If You Missed It You Missed a Lot!

By | Southwest Telehealth Resource Center

By Elizabeth A. Krupinski on Nov 07, 2018

The 4th Annual Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Summit (SPS https://ttspsworld.com/), sponsored by the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) and Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC), was held October 8-9 in Glendale, AZ, and attracted an all-time high of nearly 400 attendees! SPS continues to be unique in its intent to bring together telemedicine service providers and users in a collaborative and interactive venue that provides the opportunity to learn from each other. SPS, as in past years, was organized and hosted by Drs. Dale Alverson, Elizabeth Krupinski, and Ronald Weinstein. The ATP team contributed innumerable hours (especially Nancy Rowe and Kris Erps), support, and enthusiasm to put the meeting on and deserves many kudos and thanks (Cassandra Coray, Ellen Dudzik, Kris Erps, Mike Holcomb, Angel Holtrust, Bob Kerr, Janet Major, Chris Martin, Karen Miller, Nancy Rowe, Tracy Skinner)!

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