Mississippi School Based Telehealth Project

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Project Overview

In this workplan we will study the impact of the software on overall utilization of the school-based Telehealth services, its clinical impact and satisfaction of parents and students. This program is one of the largest school based telehealth programs in the country.

The UMMC School-based Telehealth program includes everything school nurses need to initiate and lead a video visit with a student and UMMC provider. This includes:

  • Complete training on how to use the equipment and system
  • Prompt access to UMMC telehealth providers for minor medical care
  • Access to an app-based behavioral health tool to supplement video visits with mental health providers.
  • HIPAA-compliant secure laptop for access to a virtual visit platform
  • A webcam that can be placed where needed for video visits
  • A digital USB otoscope with lenses for
    • general exams
    • ear, nose and throat exams
    • dermatology exams
  • A digital USB stethoscope to listen to heart and lung sounds
  • Connected to a HIPAA-compliant Electronic Health Record

As of March 2023, Mississippi School-Based Telehealth covers: 65 Districts | 367 Schools | 167,818 Students

Any information regarding this project, please contact Christina Wright; Director, and Vanessa Trammell; Project Manager.



Mississippi Department of Education


  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center


  • Saurabh Chandra, MD, PhD


  • Active

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