Informatics Research Seminar: Telenetwork in NC- To Spread Health, Legal, Environment and Justice Presentations to Rural NC
September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Gregory Clinton
Presented from NCCU
Broadcast Link: Seminar
Tele-health and tele-medicine is a growing technology in health informatics. This presentation will describe an infra-structure that has been established to provide a tele-network in rural areas of NC. What has been done over eight years has successfully provided communications and education about legal, environment, justice, and health issues. The NCCU School of Law Virtual Justice Project (VJP) began in 2010 with a $2.4 million project budget, which included a $1.9 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The project responded to a federal and state initiative to expand the use and adoption of broadband in NC by providing vital education and services to underserved communities throughout the state. Today, it operates additional funding to support rural education in NC, including health and environmental law supported by the US Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Services. Applying tele-presence and high definition videoconferencing, the network can broadcast information to libraries, clinics, and locations where health disparities exist in NC. Future opportunities for tele-health or tele-medicine will be discussed.
Gregory W. Clinton, Sr. is Director of Information Technology and Facilities in the NC Central University School of Law. He received a BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College. He directs the Virtual Legal Education or “Virtual Justice Project” (VJP), an innovative combination of legal education and technology. Under Mr. Clinton’s direction services have expanded more broadly as the NCCU School of Law partnered with four North Carolina universities (NC A&T University, Elizabeth City State University, Winston Salem State University, and Fayetteville State University) and 22 Legal Aid – NC and legal services sites. Audiences include hundreds of predominantly rural program participants across the state.