AMD Global Telemedicine is a supplier of telemedicine technology, devices and application software for both dynamic encounters (live telemedicine) and deferred consultations.

AMD Global Telemedicine is expected to allow North Country HealthCare to expand its primary care services across a vast service area from Arizona’s California border to its New Mexico border. It is also expected to save time and money for both patients and healthcare providers.

Greg Hales, the program coordinator for telehealth at North Country HealthCare, said: “After trying other telemedicine solutions from other providers, we decided to go with AMD’s General Exam Camera. The image quality and ease of use of AMD’s products made it an easy decision.

“During a telemedicine visit a ‘telepresenter’ such as a medical assistant or nurse sits in the exam room with the patient and acts as the doctor’s hands and eyes. The telepresenter can use a camera with a close-up lens to look at a rash or a video otoscope to look inside the patient’s ears, and the doctor can examine the patient in real time from miles away while carrying on a conversation with the patient.”

Dan McCafferty, vice president of global sales and corporate development at AMD, said: “AMD Global Telemedicine is honored to be a part of North Country’s program. With a population spread over more than 113,000 square miles, a single academic medical center at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and academic specialty medical services available primarily in Tucson and Phoenix, telemedicine is an ideal solution to ensure quality healthcare is available to all residents in the state of Arizona.”

AMD Global Telemedicine offers diagnostic medical devices and tConsult Encounter Management Software that is equipped with device management, case creation, work flow and archival. AMD has over 5,800 installations in 79 countries and delivers solution design, turnkey installation, and training for telemedicine programs across the globe.