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Published in Media Alerts on January 22, 2014 (PDF)

Governor Phil Bryant will visit UMMC to help launch the Diabetes Telehealth Network

Media Contact: Matt Westerfield at 601-984-1104 or mwesterfield@umc.edu.

WHAT: Gov. Phil Bryant will visit UMMC to help launch the Diabetes Telehealth Network. In addition to remarks by Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs, the event will feature a live demonstration of UMMC’s telehealth remote-care technology.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
 
WHERE: Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room, Verner S. Holmes Learning Resources Building on the UMMC campus.
 
WHY: Gov. Bryant has joined with UMMC, North Sunflower Medical Center, GE Healthcare, Intel-GE Care Innovations and C Spire to offer people with diabetes more consistent and timely access to clinicians through the use of telehealth technology in their homes. The Diabetes Telehealth Network will begin recruiting patients this spring in the Mississippi Delta to participate in an 18-month remote care management program.