UAMS launches five satellite training centers to improve digital health

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The South Central Telehealth Resource Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is opening five satellite training centers in Arkansas and Tennessee.

Part of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center will use evidenced-based best practices to train health care professionals in the delivery of digital health services at four sites in Arkansas and one in Tennessee:

·  UAMS Northwest Regional Campus – Fayetteville
·  UAMS East Regional Campus – Helena-West Helena
·  University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, Tennessee
·  Arkansas Rural Health Partnership – Lake Village
·  Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing – Pine Bluff

The satellite sites will be funded by a two-year, $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a one-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

“Through technology and innovation, UAMS has the opportunity to train more health care professionals who will provide our communities with quality health through digital health care across multiple states,” said Joseph Sanford, M.D., director of the institute.

The satellite programs will support the integration of digital health in educational and health care settings through in-person and virtual training.

The South Center Telehealth Resource Center will also focus heavily on eliminating health disparities in the Arkansas Delta. The resource center serves rural communities in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee and is part of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers.