The World Health Imaging, Telemedicine & Informatics Alliance has announced a new project -- called the Healthy Communities Initiative -- to help rural and urban community health centers obtain various health IT devices such as digital X-ray machines and telemedicine systems, Healthcare IT News reports.
WHITIA is a global not-for-profit organization that works to bring health care technologies to medical facilities in areas of limited resources.
According to WHITIA CEO Ivy Walker, community health facilities must be properly equipped with various health IT tools to provide comprehensive primary care services. Walker added that gaps exist in the community health center infrastructure because of a lack of adequate technologies.
WHITIA will begin the project by installing a digital X-ray system at Alivio Medical Center in Chicago (Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 1/14).