Enhancing Inmate Healthcare via Telehealth

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Project Overview

According to a report by the PW Charitable trusts, delivering adequate medical care to the more than 1 million adults in state prisons is a growing challenge for states, in part because of the high costs and complex logistics required to hospitalize people who are incarcerated. Hospitalizing someone who is in prison brings added expenses, such as providing secure transportation to and from the hospital and guarding the patient round-the-clock. State officials nationwide are under increasing pressure to contain hospitalization costs while also ensuring the constitutional right to “reasonably adequate” care. Corrections officials can reduce inpatient stays and costs by expanding programs such as telemedicine and mobile services.


  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center


  • Saurabh Chandra, MD, PhD


  • Active

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