Kansas City hospital starts telemedicine partnership with Chinese hospital; East Tennessee State University kicks off telemedicine program;

> Kansas City, Mo.-based Children's Mercy Hospital recently started a telemedicine partnership with a hospital in Guangzhou, China, according to an article in the Kansas City Business Journal. Article

> East Tennessee State University kicked off a telemedicine program last week that allows doctors at the school to broadcast lectures rural doctors in nearby counties, the Associated Press reports. The program is only one-way for now, but by fall, two-way interaction should be in place. Article

> The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was recognized by HIMSS Analytics as meeting the requirements necessary to earn the organization's Stage 7 award, HIMSS announced this morning. Four hospitals comprise the medical center: The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute; The Ohio State University Hospital; and The Ohio State University Hospital East. Announcement

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