Innovation Awards Program


Arizona Telemedicine Program Equipment Grant Program (Innovation Awards)

In order to support the dissemination of mobile telehealth (mHealth) for patient services, the Arizona Telemedicine Program has established an Equipment Grant Program that supports the acquisition of telemedicine/telehealth enabling-equipment, such as tablets, smart phones, google glasses, etc. University of Arizona Health Sciences' doctors, nurses, pharmacists, sociologists, and case managers, are encouraged to apply.  AHSC students are eligible as well. A PDF application form is available at the hyperlink listed below.

Project proposals are reviewed throughout the year, although early application is strongly encouraged.  Proposals will be competitively reviewed.  Only fully completed forms will be considered for support.  The majority of these small grants are $2,500 or less.

Click Here for the ATP Equipment Grant application

Applications, along with current curriculum vitae, should be sent via e-mail to: or campus mail to Kris Erps, Grant Program Manager, PO Box 245105, For more information call 520-626-2493.

List of recipients

Conrad F. Diven, MD, MD (Surgery) - "Google Glass as a Proctor for Surgical ICU Testing"
George Hadeed, MD (Psychiatry) - "Psychiatric Evaluation Using Google Glass"
Clemens H. Walter Janssen, MS (Family & Consumer Sciences) - "Monitoring Core Body Temperature Using Wireless Technology"
Sean A. Jordan, MD, MHS (Surgery) - "Patients' Perceptions of a Physician Using Google Glass in the Clinical Setting"
Bellal A. Joseph, MD, FACS (Surgery) -"Assessing the use of Google Glass Technology in Trauma Care"
Danielle Kempton (NAU) - "Increasing Patient Education Through Tablet Technology"
Zain Khapley, MD, PhD, MRCS (Surgery) - "The Home Cardiopulmonary Ambulatory Tolerance Score for Postoperative Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients"
Daniela Lax, MD (Pediatrics) and collaborators -"The Use of Tablets in Tele-Echocardiology"
Fangru Lian, MD (Pathology) - "Google Glass Technology Applied to Mohs Dermatology Practice and Frozen Sections"
Joe Livingston, MD, MPH, MS (Pediatrics) -“Assessing Google Glass Technology in Teaching Neonatal Intubation”
Kimberly Shea, PhD, RN (College of Nursing) –“Real-Time Visualization for Reducing Symptom Severity in End-of-Life Care”
Jordan L. Smith, MD (Orthopaedic Surgery) –“Google Glass Technology Applied to Intra-Operative Video Acquisitions, Review, and Publication of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery”
Andrew Tang, MD FACS (Surgery) - "The Real Time Integration of Pre-hospital Data with In-Hospital Care of Trauma Patients - Through Google Glass Technology"


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