The Center for Telehealth is the core facility for telehealth activities at the Health Sciences Center. We coordinate telehealth activities across the HSC, help develop and incubate new telehealth programs, and serve as a resource center for questions about telehealth. As a part of our mission to coordinate telehealth activities, we promote sharing of resources and appropriate redundancy to obtain economies of scale, and ensure interoperability of systems. We also participate with HSC departments in research, evaluation, and analysis of telehealth technologies, programs, and impact on health outcomes.
Telehealth is clinical care, health-related education and training, and public health activities delivered at a distance, using telecommunications networks and information technologies such as video-conferencing. Particularly applicable to rural and other under-served communities, telehealth can not only increase access to care, there is mounting evidence that at the same time, it can improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
Telemedicine connects UNM Doctors to Children in Rural NM
August 1, 2014
Pediatric emergency doctors at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will be treating sick children across the state, thanks to a new program that allows them to consult with patients via video conferencing technology. Read More...
UNM HSC to receive $15.1 million grant
July 9, 2014
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is in line to receive a $15.1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to test the expansion of its existing telemedicine network for stroke and brain injury patients. Read More...