The Pacific Basin is a region with unique characteristics and challenges, including a vast geographic area the size of the continental United States. The region is characterized by diverse cultures, limited resources, varying levels of infrastructure, and differing needs. There is a common thread, however, connecting the US affiliated Pacific Islands to Hawai`i. In addition to regional cultural ties, there is a long history of collaboration between the entities treating each other as “Ohana” or family.
Provide cost effective access to connected, high quality, health care services for all people.
The PBTRC is committed to expanding the availability of healthcare to undeserved populations via telehealth. The PBTRC will serve as a Telehealth information resource and a Telehealth community-building organization. The PBTRC goal is to assist in the development of existing and new Telehealth networks and offer education, training, strategic planning and background information regarding Telehealth technology, medical information technology infrastructure, mobile health applications, and Telehealth creation, growth and maintenance.