Georgia Tech President visits Rome

Georgia Tech President Dr. G.P. "Bud" Peterson visited Rome on Tuesday.

The purposed of the visit was to see firsthand the impact that Tech has in the Rome and Floyd County community, especially as it relates to the MyJourney Compass project.

MyJourney Compass is a federally funded pilot project to put healthcare information in the hands of patients through mobile technology.

Georgia Tech worked with Floyd Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Cancer Navigators, and the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition to bring the project to Rome.

Tuesday he sat down with stakeholders at Redmond Regional Medical Center to discuss how the system has impacted the quality of life for cancer patients. 

Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce President Al Hodge, State Representative Katie Dempsey and State Senator Chuck Hufstetler were also in attendance for the meeting.

Georgia Tech has recently increased its presence in the community by also opening a field office at Georgia Highlands College’s Heritage Hall in Rome.