UVA Center for Telehealth
Quick Metrics: updated April 2014
|Total TMED Services||40,340
|Total VA Travel Saved for Patients||9,057,432 miles
|Total Carbon Emissions Saved||3,831 tons of tailpipe CO2|
Since its inception in 1994, The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth has been a leader in providing timely access to specialty medical services that are otherwise unavailable in communities throughout Virginia and around the world. The Center collaborates with faculty and students from the University's Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, Law, Business, Architecture, Commerce, Public Policy, and Education as well as the University’s Healthy Appalachia Institute to generate interdisciplinary research and programmatic solutions to populations’ health problems.
Using standards-based, broadband technologies, The UVA Center for Telehealth has established a 126 site telehealth network in the Commonwealth through which it has supported over 39,000 patient encounters in more than 45 sub-specialties, saving patients over 8.85 million miles of travel. In addition, The Center has supported thousands of hours of distance learning for patients and health care professionals and provided assistance to facilities looking to implement new telemedicine services. Clinical services provided through the UVA telemedicine program span the continuum of healthcare and include vital specialties and services such as fetal and high- risk obstetrical care, stroke neurology, chronic disease management and tele-mental health services.