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Published in Media Alerts on April 21, 2014 (PDF)

Rep. Harper, House Majority Whip McCarthy, former Sen. Lott at UMMC to discuss legislative, business support for telehealth technology

Media Contact: Jack Mazurak at 601-984-1970 or jmazurak@umc.edu.

WHAT: U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and former Sen. Trent Lott will discuss future roles for telehealth technology in connecting patients to care providers.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22
 
WHERE: Vice chancellor’s conference room, Verner S. Holmes Learning Resource Center, UMMC campus
 
WHY: Federal support of telehealth services, whether by paving the way for the technology and security requirements, by enhancing reimbursement opportunities under Medicare and Medicaid or through other means, can improve the health and quality of life for people in both rural and metropolitan areas of the country.

DIRECTIONS AND MEDIA PARKING: Enter the UMMC campus from Lakeland Drive at the Peachtree Street traffic signal. Continue straight to the three-way stop sign. The parking lot directly in front of the Verner S. Holmes Learning Resource Center is your destination. Turn left and then IMMEDIATELY make two right turns into the parking lot. At the gate, push the button and tell the attendant you’re with the media to see Public Affairs.