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Improving health with telecommunications technology

The Missouri Telehealth Network exists to enhance access to care to underserved areas of Missouri, to provide educational opportunities for health care providers, to further homeland security efforts related to disaster preparedness, to be available in the event of a disaster and to provide research opportunities to clinicians wanting to study via telehealth.

MTN has a 2 gigabit (2G) backbone infrastructure on the MOREnet network. This is a robust, reliable and secure network. This network connects to the Internet via a high-speed intrastate network consisting of six major circuits connecting several major population centers in the state. The six major circuits form the network backbone, which functions like an interstate highway. All MTN sites use the backbone to connect to each other.

Missouri Telehealth Network began in 1994 as one of the nation's first public-private partnerships in telehealth. A ten site network was initially developed with federal support coming from the Health Resource and Services Administration's Office of Rural Health Policy and private support coming from telecommunication companies, as well as each telehealth site. Today, the Missouri Telehealth Network has over 202 sites in 62 Missouri counties. The network is funded with federal, state and institutional dollars. This continues to include financial support from Missouri Telehealth Network sites.


Missouri Telehealth Network
2401 Lemone Industrial Boulevard, DC345.00
Columbia, Missouri 65212

Phone - Main: 573.884.7958
Technical Hotline: 573.882.3060
Fax: 573.882.5666
Email MTN: mtn@health.missouri.edu



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