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Program Goals

University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Center for Telehealth

  • Strengthen research efforts regarding: telehealth implementation, strategy, data capture, data sharing, physician and patient engagement, and workforce development, showcasing novel applications with potential to impact the telehealth space in innovative ways.
  • Partner with Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to demonstrate over the course of the project period how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to healthcare services in rural and underserved communities, particularly those with high rates of poverty and chronic disease.
  • Collaborate with the Medical University of South Carolina Center for Telehealth to optimize funding resources and influence positive health outcomes.
  • Share the UMMC Center for Telehealth expertise operating a successful, high volume, clinically diverse telehealth program.
  • Utilize the UMMC Center for Telehealth to explore new telehealth applications, examine the efficacy of telehealth, plan better integration of telehealth services into healthcare delivery, and examine the impact of telehealth on federal healthcare spending.