UTMB’s History of Telemedicine Innovation
UTMB has been providing telemedicine services for the United States
Antarctic Program for more than a decade, including for the prior
Antarctic contractor (RPSC). Under our agreement with Lockheed Martin,
UTMB Health established a Center for Polar Medical Operations in
Galveston to manage health services at the three stations operated by
the U.S. – McMurdo Station, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and Palmer
Station – as well as numerous seasonal field camps and two marine
research vessels operated year round. Clinical experts at UTMB Health
are always available via video teleconference, telephone or radio to
assist in challenging clinical management issues.
Houston Doctors Talk About Antarctica
Some doctors in Galveston have to take extraordinary measures to care
for their patients because those patients are researchers stuck on the
bottom of the earth in Antarctica.