Telemedicine in the South Central Region

Posted June 12, 2012 2:52 pm by Keith Freeman

Telemedicine is being implemented all over the south. Here are few headlines from the south central region…

Arkansas

The Arkansas START program, a collaboration among the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the Arkansas Department of Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is using Telecolposcopy to provide evaluations to women in rural areas.

Arkansas has excelled in providing Tele-Stroke care. Two projects, ARSAVES at UAMS and a program at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs are highlighted.

Mississippi

This video story from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson highlights its TelEmergency Program. Through that program UMMC is able to effectively manage and back-up small town emergency rooms while allowing those centers to keep their patients.

This story highlights a few projects in rural Mississippi funded by the USDA. One project “provides needed access to primary and specialty care to persons in rural Holmes and Carroll Counties currently without a full time physician or system of care.” Another project “utilizes teleradiology to better serve rural areas.”

Tennessee

This video story shows how telemedicine allows Dr. William Rosenberg of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis treat his patient in Dyersberg 75 miles away. Dr. Rosenberg is able to manage his effectively manage his patient saving her a two hour drive.

This link announces the Southern Appalachian Telebehavioral Health Clinic. The clinic is unique because it “uses an integrated care model in which behavioral health providers are embedded into the primary care team.”

What’s going on in your state or country? Share your stories and paste links in the comments field below.



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