Thirty Missouri Sites to Receive New or Expanded Telehealth Services
Improved health care access will span the state, from Iowa's border to the Bootheel
MTN is Partner in MO HIT Assistance Center
On May 28, 2010 MU School of Medicine was awarded $6.8 million to fund the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center. MTN, the Department of Health Management and Informatics, the Center for Health Policy and the Department of Family and Community Medicine are all partners of this project at MU. Other partners include: Primaris, the Hospital Industry Data Service, the Missouri Primary Care Association and the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium. See articles regarding the announcement below.
- $6.8 Million Agreement Supports MO Electronic Health Records (Connect Mid Missouri)
- $6.8M Grant Goes to Boost Medical Records (Columbia Tribune)
- Grant to Move MU Docs Digital (Columbia Business Times)
- Missouri Health IT Assistance Center Gets $6.8M from Feds (Kansas City Business Journal)
- New Center to Help Thousands of Providers Use Technology to Improve Care for Patients Most in Need (Medical News Today)
- Missouri to Use Grant to Help Rural Providers Convert to Electronic Medical Records (Fox2now)
- MU Awarded $6.8M to Help Patients Benefit from Use of Health Information Technology (The Medical News)
Below is a list of links to articles about telehealth which may also mention MTN.
- Telehealth Brings City to Rural Missouri (The Albany Ledger)
- Missouri Telemedicine Project Links Patients to Medical Interpreters (iHealthBeat)
- Non-Native English Speakers Face Numerous Linguistic, Cultural Barriers to Medical Care (California Healthline)
- Telemedicine Primed to Become Major Revenue Driver for SPs (Screen Play Magazine)
- Doctor, Can You See Me Now? (The Wall Street Journal)
- Medical Interpreters Break Language Barriers in Health Care (MU News Bureau - University of Missouri)
MO-TIP Project Gets Underway
In the recent "MU Medical School Update" an article was written highlighting the Missouri Telehealth Interpretation Project's (MO-TIP's) first patient visit to be seen over telehealth with a language interpreter. As the article describes the connection was a 3-way call with the patient, physician and interpreter all in different locations. You can read the article below.
Below is a pdf with a fact sheet about MO-TIP as well as a form to request interpretive services:
MU Pathology Department Uses Telehealth
MU Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences is able to expand its service area by using telehealth. Through the use of MTN the MU medical examiners are able to review cases remotely with scene investigators in Greene County. An article in "MU Medical School Update" discusses this in further detail. See link below:
Center for Health Policy Newsletter
MTN was featured in the Center for Health Policy Newsletter in June as a way to increase access to health care. Below is the newsletter.
Cost Savings Report
Below is a cost savings report published in November 2007 by the Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL). MTN's Medical Director, Karen Edison, MD was a member of the advisory board for this report.
MTN in the News
Below are a few articles about MTN found in the news this past year. One article is in a PDF format and the second article is found at the link listed.