University Clinical Health Announces Telehealth Implementation
Posted on March 5, 2018
MEMPHIS, TN, March 5, 2018 – In University Clinical Health’s (“UCH”) continued efforts to broaden the delivery of patient care and expand access, they have announced a telehealth implementation plan which includes establishing a telemedicine network within the next 30 days. As a multi-specialty physician group which also includes primary care, UCH has sufficient infrastructure and reach to provide specialist services to areas of rural Tennessee.
The network will initially include Memphis-based dermatologists, rheumatologists, hematologists, and behavioral health providers treating patients at family medicine clinics in rural West Tennessee via video conferencing software which utilize high resolution cameras. UCH’s electronic health system will allow for seamless integration of the patient’s health record between sites and will allow for real time updates from site-to-site via a fully integrated electronic health record (“EHR”). This will later expand to include additional specialists from the group which encompasses 130 physicians and covers 18 specialty areas.
UCH also has plans to partner with other Tennessee-based healthcare organizations to provide telemedicine services across the state. Patient populations in provider shortage areas will soon have access to qualified healthcare professionals via UCH’s physician network.