Media: Public Awareness

Not sure what telemedicine and telehealth mean? Watch "Jennifer's Story." See how telemedicine technology can save money and time while creating happier patients.
Telemedicine: It's a No Brainer, submitted by Joel Levinson, an independent comedian and video producer from Culver City, CA. In this video, Joel, helps our animated hero learn through experience just how awesome telemedicine can be!
Telehealth Technologies--The Tools for 21st Century Health Care, submitted by Stephen Robitaille of the Center for Connected Health Policy in Sacramento, California. In this video, Dr. Noah Craft, a UCLA dermatologist, describes how telehealth technologies are tools to improve access to care, improve patient outcomes, and control health care costs.
Why I Believe in Telemedicine, submitted by Radica Djordjevic of JAZAS in Belgrade, Serbia. Radica is a student who is trying to help people understand the advantages of telemedicine by showing how telemedicine helps with her own health problems.
Teleconsultation Using Mobile Devices, submitted by Dr. George Hadeed of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. This video demonstrates the ease at which one can facilitate home clinical consultations using a mobile phone. The idea is that medical consultation can be available at the push of a button.
In addition to the 4 judged awards above, the Video Contest included 2 People's Choice Awards. The Contest Committee nominated ten videos out of all submissions and asked the public to select their two favorites. The response was overwhelming. In one week of voting, we had nearly 2600 people vote. The top vote-getter, with 606 votes, was School-Based Telemedicine: A Shorter Road to Health, submitted by Cassie Butler of MY Health-e-Schools in in Bakersville, NC. In this video, the MY Health-e-Schools team shows how telemedicine is improving access to healthcare for students in Mitchell and Yancey counties in western North Carolina.
In a close second, with 497 votes, was Expect Telemedicine, submitted by Allen Saulnier of Life Paths, of Stoney Creek, ON, Canada. After the terrible earthquake in Haiti, telemedicine became an active part of bringing much needed health care to many Haitians. Since 2010 over 10,000 Haitians whom would normally have no access to a doctor were able to be seen and treated from a city several hours away.
Meet Darryl. Darryl is 64 years old, has two wonderful children, a loving wife and a beautiful home. Everything seems perfect until Darryl begins to show symptoms of a stroke. Watch “Darryl’s Story” and see how vital telehealth is when every second counts.
California Telehealth Resource Center Telemedicine Overview
This video is an overview of telehealth. It explains how digital technologies can improve access to crucial medical services, control health care costs and improve the quality of care for all patients. It features Frank Anderson, Director of Telehealth Development with Open Door Community Health Centers of Eureka, CA.
This video explains how telehealth improves access to important health care services.
This video explains how telehealth can improve quality of care for all patients. It features Molly Coye, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer at UCLA Health System.
This video shows how telehealth can save lives in crisis situations. It features Angus Matheson, MD, a family practitioner and emergency medicine provider in Willits, CA, and James P. Marcin, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatric Critical Care and Director of the Pediatric Telemedicine Program at the University of California Davis Health System.
This video describes how telehealth is projected to meet future health care needs. It features Steven DeMello, Director of Healthcare, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), University of California, Berkeley and Davis, and Jay Han, M.D., Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California, Davis, and CITRIS Healthcare Medical Director.
Not quite sure what mHealth is? Let us help with this new explainer video. mHealth or mobile health is changing the way caregivers provide health services. From, helping patients record daily symptoms to monitoring diabetes, physicians are implementing mobile health into their systems. mHealth gives patients the opportunity to manage their own health while at the same time allowing physicians the chance to monitor their progress indirectly. This will increase prevention and lower re-admission costs.