The UAMS Center for Distance Health offers a number of telemedicine services that you can use in your facility. With over 25 years of experience in providing telehealth services, we will work with you to determine what best meets your needs. Please fill out the ” Request for Information” form on the how to join page to start the process. If the service you are looking for is not listed, please indicate what you are looking for in as much detail as possible. We will work with our partners around the state to determine the solution for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (501) 603-1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANGELS: Offers clinical high-risk obstetrical telemedicine consultations, targeted ultrasounds, fetal non-stress tests, fetal echocardiography, 24/7 Call Center to support patients/providers, telehealth scheduling/follow-up and evidence-based guidelines created thorough telehealth collaboration to direct improvements in obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric healthcare delivery in Arkansas. The ANGELS mission is to ensure that every woman in Arkansas at risk of having a complicated pregnancy receives the best possible care. ANGELS is a joint program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and the Arkansas Department of Human Services with the support fo the Arkansas Medical Society.
ANGELS Call Center: OB High-Risk patient referral scheduling. Offers triage support to UAMS OB patients and Arkansas Department of Health OB patients. Facilitates high-risk maternal transports across Arkansas.
ANGELS/CDH Education: Continuing education provided by ANGELS and the UAMS Center for Distance Health.
- CAP (Connecting Across Professions): Multidisciplinary teleconference focusing on chronic disease, healthcare trends and interprofessional collaboration.
- High-Risk Obstetrical Teleconference: A collaborative forum to join healthcare providers across Arkansas to discuss OB cases and best practices for selected conditions.
- OB/GYN Grand rounds Teleconference: Provides physicians and other medical professionals the opportunity to present clinical and research topics relating to OB/GYN and women’s primary health care.
- ONE Team: Partners nurses from across Arkansas through telehealth to earn continuing education units using case studies, clinical/legal issue discussions, improvements to care and best practices in the ” real world” of nursing.
- Peds PLACE: An interactive conference that allows all connecting sites to interact with the speaker and with each other in real time during a weekly discussion of pediatric problems. This conference is offered live-streamed out to physician and nurses computer desktops.
Courses provided by the ANGELS Community Outreach Team (On-Site or Interactive Video)
- S.T.A.B.L.E.: An Instruction course which provides education to the healthcare team caring for newborns. The course provides standardized intervention for the post-resuscitation, pre-transported, sick newborn.
- Fetal Monitoring Courses: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced using the curriculum from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP): is a two-part program, online self-study course and interactive hands-on demonstration that provides an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery.
Arkansas e-Link: Statewide telemedicine network partners with over 400 healthcare, higher education, public safety and research facilities in unserved, underserved and economically distressed areas in Arkansas. UAMS CDH provides network management, technical support, and training to sustain and expand the network, while also acting as consortium leader to attain discounted broadband services through the FCC Healthcare Connect Fund for eligible entities.
AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support): Delivers telemedicine-based vascular neurology consultation in emergency departments across Arkansas by connecting potential stroke patients with specialists who offer evaluation and treatment. Without AR SAVES, these hospitals would not have the capability to provide life-saving treatment to stroke patients.
CDH LIVE (CDH Language Interpreter Video Exchange): A telemedicine-based program which utilized equipment, such as tablet devices and stand-alone video conferencing systems to meet the interpreting needs of patients as they arise. Meets language barrier needs of Limited English Proficiency speaking patients on the UAMS campus and other clinics around the state.
Following Baby Back Home: A home visiting and case management program under Kids First that serves families of high-risk infants statewide post discharge to facilitate immunization compliance, ensure follow-up appointments are kept and to provide education ton parents regarding the medical, social-emotional growth and developmental needs of their infant.
LOD (LearnOnDemand.org): A learning management system which allows health care provider to obtain continuing education credit for online modules that they complete. The portal officially launched in January of 2014. We provide on-site assistance with registration at hospitals and clinics in Arkansas.
Newborn Screening: A statewide program to provide physician consultations, education and secondary testing support for expanded newborn genetic testing.
OB and Neonatal Simulation: In partnership with the UAMS Center for Simulation Education, the ANGELS’ Education Team is committed to meeting the educational and training needs of healthcare professionals through obstetric and neonatal simulations and drills. these simulations and drills ensure quality improvements and standardization of care.
PatientsLearn.org: Provides patients with education regarding health and wellness using online modules with the most up-to-date information from resources at UAMS.
Physician Call Center: A 24/7/365, toll-free call center that manages the telemedicine consultations for AR SAVES, Trauma Image Repository connectivity, acute hand surgery, ED Consultations and outside provider to UAMS provider consultations.
Prison/Jail Telemedicine: Offers incarcerated individuals care for prenatal, chronic viral infection and orthopedic services through telehealth consultations with a specialist at UAMS. these Services allow the prisons to provide quality care while avoiding the expense and risk involved in transporting prisoners to medical facilities.
OBH (Outpatient Behavioral Health Services): Certifies mental health sites on required equipment and network connectivity used for telemedicine services.
Sickle Cell Clinical Program for Adults: A Statewide system of support for adults with sickle cell disease and for the physicians who care for them. Provides primary care physicians of Arkansas easily accessible resources and support services in order to provide the best standard of care available. The program consists of a transition clinic to assist patients with their transition from pediatric to adult care, a multidisciplinary clinic where patients see specialist to treat all aspects of their disease, disease registry to collect data and support research, education for healthcare providers and the community, and a 24/7 Sickle Cell Hotline answered by registered nurses available for patients and physicians with urgent care needs and everyday support of adults with sickle cell disease.
SCTRC (South Central Telehealth Resource Center): Existing and developing telehealth networks serving the south’s medically underserved, rural populations gain custom-tailored telehealth guidance and expert resources on how they may further their clinical and educational reach through the SCTRC. This Telehealth Resource Center fulfills its mission to offer telehealth technical assistance to promote and support telehealth integration in healthcare settings and classrooms in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Discover more at learntelehealth.org.
STAR (School-based Telemedicine in Arkansas): Bringing telemedicine care to Arkansas’s rural school-based health centers through a grant partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education and the UAMS Center for Distance Health. STAR provides equipment and support to four rural school districts, Magazine, Lamar, Malvern, and Jasper. Telemedicine programs address behavioral health, obesity reduction/prevention and oral health.
TRIUMPH (Tele-Rehabilitation Interventions through University-Based Medicine for Prevention and Health): Provides individuals living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that have barriers to access to specialty care, local access through their UAMS Regional Centers, to provide specialty care for post-acute follow up and medication management. Development of guidelines on issues specific to the SCI and TBI population for education and support to Primary Care physicians, patients and families in collaboration with the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission.
Telenursery: Virtual census rounds with outlying nurseries around the state, led by a neonatologist. Telenursery promotes regionalization of care in Arkansas. The program provides neonatal and subspeciality consults, coordination of transports and back transports, follow up, collaboration and education, all while supporting nurseries statewide.
Teleretinal Screening: A program to address the number one cause of blindness in the United States adult population, through screening for Diabetic Retinopathy at 4 UAMS Reginal Centers distributed in the areas of the state with the highest patient population with Diabetes Type 1 and 2 and the least access to comprehensive eye exams.
Trauma Hand Program: the telemedicine hand trauma program offers emergency room patients with traumatic hand injuries virtual 24/7 access to surgeons who evaluate the need for emergency transfers or local care. Hand surgeons utilize software downloaded to mobile devices to allow emergency consultations anywhere and at any time.
Trauma Image Repository: Provides image repository services to Arkansas trauma hospitals for trauma patients that are transferred to expedite treatment, reduce radiation exposure of duplicate imaging as well as reducing costs and improving outcomes.
UAMS AngelEye: Delivers real-time video and audio of hospitalized infants directly to their remote family, strengthening bonds with families who cannot stay with their infant during lengthy hospitalizations.