Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Program

Kelley Withy, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Kelley Withy

University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Professor, Area Health Education Centers Director

Presentation Abstract

Pacific Provider-to-Provider Telehealth

While there is a great need for provider-to-provider telehealth in the U.S. Affiliated and greater Pacific region, there is no single effective system. The longest serving resource is the Tripler Army Medical Center that has provided store and forward consults when available for about 30 years. This of course depends upon knowing whom to contact and having the time available to wait for a response. Other programs are being implemented to try to meet the need in this vast area. 

About Dr. Withy

Dr. Kelley Withy is Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Director of the Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Her research focuses on health workforce assessment, health careers development, rural health, telehealth, and substance use prevention. Dr. Withy has over 100 presentations, publications, and funded grants for projects on predoctoral training, rural health disparities, health careers recruitment, provider retention, cultural factors in medicine, distance learning methods, telehealth, opioid prevention and treatment, and community health education. Dr. Withy is the primary physician workforce researcher in Hawaii and has developed the only statewide database of supply and demand for physician services as well as a statewide telehealth network called Hawaii UTelehealth. She has designed programs for all years of schooling that are being employed with more than 4,000 students a year.  

Dr. Withy did not disclose any conflicts of interest for this workshop.

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