To help patients in the mid-Atlantic states access specialty care and reduce the burden of travel for healthcare, the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth will collaborate with a coalition of healthcare providers to expand telemedicine services with support from a federal grant.
This month, the UVA Center for Telehealth was awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to create the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center. UVA, in partnership with telehealth networks across the region, will link rural and urban healthcare providers to expand telehealth capabilities and expertise.
Building upon more than 17 years of technical and policy experience, this resource center will bring together providers in the District of Columbia and six states: Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.
"We are delighted that HRSA has provided us with this opportunity to share models of care provided via telehealth with our partners across the mid-Atlantic region," says Karen Rheuban, MD, Director of UVA's Center for Telehealth. "It will be a privilege to collaborate with distinguished institutions to further improve access to care using advanced and innovative technologies."