About UMMC Center for Telehealth: UMMC has been a leader in Telehealth for over two decades. Telehealth plays a crucial role in providing access to healthcare throughout our state that has a large rural and minority population living in counties that are all designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. The Center for Telehealth has established multiple programs that provide Telehealth services in Mississippi’s medically underserved areas with high chronic disease prevalence, high poverty rates, and lack of access to health care services. We have successfully demonstrated the value of our signature programs such as remote patient monitoring program (RPM) for chronic disease management, TeleEmergency program for on-demand access to Emergency Medicine Physicians, 24/7 Tele Urgent Care program for treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and Tele Behavioral health amongst others. In addition, by establishing Telehealth enabled off-site locations statewide, we connect specialist providers at UMMC to those with minimal access to quality medical care.
Core Team Introductions
The UMMC Core Team is led by Project Director, Dr. Saurabh Chandra. Our core team supports programs locally, state, regionally, and nationally through project implementation, publications, presentations, and community collaborations
Project Managers: Amani Bailey, Astria Goolsby, Betty Griffith, Angela Haller, Joy Johnson, and Vanessa Trammell