Dr. Peter Killcommons is a medical doctor and a business professional who currently serves as chief executive officer of the San Francisco, California, medical imaging, teleradiology, and telemedicine company Medweb. Outside of the professional arena, he is an amateur pilot who belongs to several different flying clubs and aviation organizations. As a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Pete Killcommons helps support the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and other annual events.
Since its establishment in 1953, the EAA has grown to support more than 180,000 aviation enthusiasts who are passionate about recreational flying. Billed as “the world’s greatest aviation celebration,” AirVenture Oshkosh gathers more than 500,000 EAA members and likeminded individuals for seven days of aerobatic displays, hands-on workshops, and an array of aircraft from all eras of modern aviation. The event is held on a yearly basis in the city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
After the sun goes down and the planes are grounded, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh offers a range of live musical concerts and Hollywood films that are projected on a giant outdoor screen. The event also features a nightly Theater in the Woods that presents special aviation programs that cover a variety of topics.
As the founder and chief executive officer of Medweb in San Francisco, Peter Killcommons has been recognized as an expert in the fields of medical imaging and telemedicine. At the First Armenian International Congress on Telemedicine and eHealth, Peter Killcommons led a forum on building collaborative telemedicine networks in Afghanistan. Pete Killcommons is also a member of the American Telemedicine Association. Telemedicine describes the use of two-way video, smart phones, wireless tools, and other telecommunication applications in the medical field. Aimed at improving patient care, telemedicine streamlines the delivery of medical information from one site to another.
Over the past four decades, the medical community has continually improved the process of delivering accurate and timely patient medical records to and from remote locations. Telemedicine is not a separate service offered by health care institutions and providers; health care professionals use it in sync with traditional medical practices to access video conferencing, remote monitoring of vital signs, continuing medical education programs, and nursing call centers. In addition, telemedicine is useful for primary care and specialist referral services, where diagnostic treatment requires providers to view the patients’ vital signs and data.
An experienced San Francisco physician, Dr. Peter (Pete) Killcommons serves as CEO of the medical imaging and telemedicine company Medweb. He is also an industry expert and international philanthropist who has advised numerous telemedicine professionals in developing nations. In November of 2010, Dr. Peter Killcommons lectured at the Fourth Intensive Balkan Telemedicine and e-Health Seminar in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Sponsored by the International Virtual e-Hospital, the Fourth Intensive Balkan Telemedicine and e-Health Seminar was dedicated to advancing current principles and modalities of clinical applications and evidence-based outcomes as they relate to technological practices in the fields of telemedicine and eHealth. An advanced course, the seminar featured lectures that taught the fundamentals of telemedicine using an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.
The Podgorica seminar also advocated for the construction of a comprehensive telemedicine and eHealth system that can help rebuild a modern healthcare infrastructure after the Balkan political unrest and ethnic fighting of the 1990s. In previous years, industry professionals have gathered for the Balkan Telemedicine Seminar in Skopje, Macedonia; Prishtina, Kosova; and Tirana, Albania.
Based in San Francisco, Peter Killcommons, MD, has a passion for working for the betterment of people all over the world. In support of this mission, he has visited countries on several continents to provide medical care to people in need. Peter (Pete) Killcommons, MD, is also the founder and the CEO of Mebweb Inc.
Since its establishment more than 20 years ago, Medweb has specialized in the supply of web-enabled telemedicine and teleradiology solutions. More than 1,000 of these devices have been installed all over the world, including at military facilities and on Tristan da Cunha, considered the world’s most remote inhabited island. All of Medweb’s equipment is designed to operate under less than ideal circumstances, such as when electricity or Internet connectivity is lost.
Mebweb owns various patents, including a significant one in web-based medicine. Apart from delivering medical equipment, Mebweb offers emergency management consulting for clients during disasters and a variety of other situations.