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HSI Research Seminar Series: International Medical Solutions

Presented by Kelvin L. Buncum

DATE: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LOCATION: 828 W. Peachtree St, NW - 207 Event Room

International Medical Solutions will be at HSI to give a presentation and product demonstration. We welcome Georgia Tech students and the larger GT community interested in Health Systems and Healthcare Technology.

International Medical Solutions provides patients mobile healthcare, disease and educational information at their fingertips while visiting hospitals, clinics and medical practices. Via interactive wireless touch-screen devices, patients check-in, easily manage their personal profile, update medical and medication/ immunization histories, complete e-consent forms and retrieve educational information. After registering, patients are guided to their room independently. After "self-rooming", patients receive updates from the medical staff on the doctor's availability. IMS' wireless Mobile Patient Communicator™ streams on-demand patient education videos, chronic condition content, tutorials and pre/post disease tests. These instructional components improve patient awareness while boosting literacy and compliance scores. And as a result, medical staff efficiency increases and caregivers are freed up to spend time on more urgent cases.

A native of Johns Island, South Carolina, Kelvin L. Buncum is President/CEO of International Medical Solutions. He and two partners, Jaime Mitchell and Dr. Floyd Willis of the Mayo Clinic – Florida, formed IMS in June 2008 after having spent 18 months developing it’s first product, the Mobile Patient Communicator (MPC). Currently the MPC Is being beta tested by a large medical center in the Southeast.

Prior to forming IMS, Kelvin was Vice President and General Manager of the Pepsi Bottling Group of the Atlanta/North Georgia Division. In this capacity, he oversaw nine distribution centers to include two producing facilities, in Atlanta, with a sizeable employee population. His local team had the sole responsibility for the production, marketing, sales, and distribution of Pepsi products in Middle and North Georgia.

Over the past twenty-eight years, Kelvin has worked for the Digital Equipment Corporation, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Northern Telecom, and Joyner Communications. With these companies, he held leadership roles in the areas of product development, marketing, sales management, applications planning and general management. He is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and Harvard Business School.

Since moving to Atlanta, with Pamela, his wife of 24 years, and their two boys, Kelvin has become involved in trade and community organizations. He is the former Chairman of the Georgia Beverage Association and is a member of the Boards of Directors for Safe America Foundation, the APEX Museum, and the Warrick Dunn Foundation. He has served as a member of the Hughes-Spalding Children’s Hospital Advisory Board and the Georgia Food Industry Association Board of Directors. Being civic-minded, he has fostered a close partnership with several community-based organizations, most notably the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta. Together Pepsi and the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta offer annual scholarships in the amount of $25,000 to deserving youth from the Atlanta area. Kelvin is a member of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and a Trustee of the Boulé Foundation. He and his family are members of Cascade United Methodist Church, where he teaches Sunday School for high school students.

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