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Telehealth delivers health care via telecommunication lines throughout the state. A patient can be seen by a nurse or physician in their local area and live video is viewed by a specialist in a separate part of the state. What makes telehealth attractive is that it saves patients and providers alike in time and travel expenses. (Read the Missouri Telehealth Network patient brochure here).

The Center for Health Policy works to utilize telehealth to address gaps in health access and improve quality of care.

For example, CHP has worked with the Language Access Metro Project (LAMP), Missouri Primary Care Association, and the Missouri Telehealth Network on a telehealth demonstration project known as MO-TIP or the Missouri Telehealth Interpretation Project. The purpose of the project was to test the quality and satisfaction of interpretation between the doctor and a patient with Low English Proficiency using telehealth as the conduit.

CHP also works in collaboration with the Heartland Telehealth Resource Center, a regional telehealth resource center, that serves Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Click here to read more about telehealth in action.

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