The Missouri Telehealth Network (MTN) increases access to patient-centered health care via telehealth for rural and underserved Missourians by providing technical assistance to health care organizations, partnering with key stakeholders, operating telehealth programs, and supporting and developing telehealth policies.

MTN provides expertise in key telehealth domains including technical, clinical, operational, legal and regulatory, and evaluation.

Missouri Telehealth Network began in 1994 as one of the nation's first public-private partnerships in telehealth. A 10-site network initially was developed with federal support from the Health Resource and Services Administration's Office of Rural Health Policy and from private support from telecommunication companies as well as each telehealth site.

Today, MTN has the experience and expertise to train start-up telemedicine programs and to manage new and existing telehealth programs. Currently, Missouri Telehealth Network partners with many types of health care organizations and manages several telehealth programs.  MTN is the Missouri partner of the Heartland Telehealth Resource Center and is federally funded to increase adoption of telemedicine.  MTN also operates Show-Me Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes. Show-Me ECHO connects community providers with experts, building virtual learning and mentoring collaborative efforts to increase capacity for care.

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COVID-19 Telehealth Resources

Telehealth is playing a key role in expanding access to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about Missouri Telehealth Network's COVID-19 resources.

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Report: Expansion of Telehealth Services in Missouri

Utilizing MO HealthNet claims data from the University of Missouri HealthNet Data Project, this report highlights the tenfold increase in telehealth services provided to MO HealthNet beneficiaries from 2010-2017. 

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Show-Me ECHO

Show-Me ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) uses videoconferencing technology to connect a team of interdisciplinary experts with primary care providers. The discussions with, and mentoring from, specialists help equip primary care providers to give their patients the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

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Heartland Telehealth Resource Center

The Heartland Telehealth Resource Center (HTRC) is one of 12 regional resource centers funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to increase access to health care for underserved populations through telehealth. HTRC partners with well-established telehealth organizations, including Missouri Telehealth Network, one of the nation’s earliest, most successful telemedicine programs.

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Webinar for FQHCs

The Missouri Telehealth Network hosted a webinar titled, “Telehealth Guidance for FQHCs,” on Sept. 12, 2018. The webinar addressed common issues and frequently asked questions regarding the use of telehealth in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

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