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Success Stories

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Success Stories
A Successful Trip To Palau The PBTRC Team composed of Christina Higa (Co-Director), Ginger Porter, and Umerang Imetengel visited Palau in June 2023. They were able to meet with Minister of Health Gaafar Uherbelau and team to discuss updates on telehealth initiatives in Palau. They were also able to…
A joint team from the University of Hawai’i (UH) Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC), Indiana University (IU) and Maurer Dermatology Associates (MDA) were in American Samoa from the 5th until the 8th of December 2022, as a follow-up to the 2022 United States Affiliated Pacific Island Countries and…
The Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) hosted the 2022 U.S. Affiliated Pacific Island Countries & Territories (USAPICT) Telehealth Workshop from August 15 – 17 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, with participants from American Samoa, Chuuk, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Palau….
The Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) is partnering with Aloha Independent Living Hawaiʻi (AILH), bringing together the perspective of both the providers and the patients. AILH brings over 13 years of service and experience with the disability community to our mission. Together, PBTRC and AILH’s TeleConnect Program will…
How community health centers in the Pacific Region gained access to more than 500 physician specialists through telehealth The Swinfen Network is a free healthcare telemedicine network that connects more than 500 physician specialists to resource-scarce health care systems around the globe. Providers volunteer their time for provider-to-provider consultations…
When travel borders closed in March 2020, thousands of American Samoan residents were stranded outside of the territory. However, the American Samoa Government (ASG) Repatriation Program came about as a way to allow residents to return safely. Through the program, residents participated in supervised quarantine for 10 to 14…