Southwest Virginia Telemedicine Project June 1, 2005 http://www.boucher.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=609&Itemid=77. Link Accessed: 2007-02-16.

Contributor: vjp

Keywords: Rick Boucher, telemedicine, Univeristy of Virginia

Abstract:

Congressman Rick Boucher has encouraged community health clinics, health departments and local hospitals throughout the Ninth Congressional District to establish telemedicine sites connected to the University of Virginia's Hospital in Charlottesville and have worked closely with these facilities in requesting and obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding to support the telemedicine projects. Boucherís Ninth Congressional District has been highly successful, and Southwest Virginia now boasts more than 50 broadband-connected telemedicine sites, more than any other Congressional District in the nation.