Program Details

Title: Telehealth Pilot Projects in our Arizona Libraries - Lessons Learned

Moderator: Erin Lorandos, Digital Inclusion Library Consultant, Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records


Malavika Muralidharan, Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records

Janet Major, Associate Director for Innovation and Digital Health, SouthWest Telehealth Resource Center

Kimberly Shea PhD, MS, RN, CHPN, Clinical Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona; Associate Director of Telenursing, Arizona Telemedicine Program

Date/Time: Thursday, October 19, 11:05 am - 12:05 pm

Room: 110

Program Description

During the pandemic health-care, like most other services was rendered mostly online. Members of the community that did not have connectivity or technology neglected their health and paid the price for it.  Libraries are trusted places in the community and have become partners in health-care. Please join us as our panel shares experiences featuring:

1. The Pilot Telehealth projects

2. investing and managing technology, connectivity and devices

3. Increasing access to healthcare and eliminating the digital divide.

Presenter Bios

Erin Lorandos is the Digital Inclusion Consultant for the State Library. Prior to joining the Library Development team, Erin worked in public and academic libraries in both Arizona and Wisconsin. Most recently, she worked as a branch manager with the Maricopa County Library District. Erin has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Janet Major is the Associate Director for Innovation & Digital Health for the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) and the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC). Her role includes the planning, development and installation of the teleconferencing and telemedicine technology used for providing telemedicine services in a wide variety of locations.  She provides training for all levels of healthcare professionals in the effective use of technology for clinical and educational applications used for both LIVE interactive and store-and-forward applications.  She has served as a leader for several statewide and national organizations with an emphasis on those that promote and support recruiting, training, and preparing the healthcare workforce of the future. She is the past Chair for the mHealth, Technology & Distance Learning Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association and continues to serve as a leader in the telemedicine technology community. She has served as President and Chair of the United States Distance Learning Association.Ms. Major has been active throughout her career with the network of telecommunications experts in the southwest and actively participate as an Associate Board Member of ATIC: the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council.  She is an enthusiastic advocate for improving broadband access for the tribal communities in Arizona and supporting the growth of telehealth in Arizona and our neighboring states.

Mala Muralidharan has worked 45 years in Public,  Academic Libraries and Special Libraries. Currently she is an E-rate Administrator for Public Libraries ensuring affordable Broadband access to public libraries.  Mala has worked on several project at the State Library  during the last 22 years - such as Strategic Planning, One Book AZ, Access to databases and has brought in millions of dollars to the State through BTOP grants, Gates grants and currently through E-rate and Broadband. Mala has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology and Masters in Library and Information Science. 

Kimberly Shea PhD, MS, RN , CHPN. (1976-1980) Bachelors of Science in Public Administration, Eller College, University of Arizona. (1980-1987) Director of Disaster Services American Red Cross. (1986-1989) Bachelors of Science in Nursing.(1990-2004) Certified Palliative Care Nurse with 15 years of home-based case management of patients living with serious illnesses. Practice in rural southwest Arizona, mostly in borderlands. (1997-2000) Masters of Science specializing in informatics.  (2004-2007) Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing, "Sociotechnical influences on Outcomes in Telehomecare".  (2007-2011) Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Arizona State University. (2011-present) Clinical Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona; Associate Director of Telenursing, Arizona Telemedicine Program

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