Programs

The mission of the Center for Distance Health is to facilitate distance health implementation of educational, clinical, research and outreach opportunities, including the effective management of  needs assessments and efficient resource matches.

The Center for Distance Health hosts a variety of programs that benefit the people of Arkansas. Click a link below to learn more. If you have needs not currently represented, please contact us at cdhealth@uams.edu.

ANGELS

Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) offers clinical, high-risk obstetrical telemedicine consultations, targeted ultrasounds, fetal non-stress tests, fetal echocardiography, telehealth scheduling/follow-up, education for providers, a call center, and evidence-based guidelines created through telehealth collaboration to direct improvements in obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric health care delivery in Arkansas.

AR SAVES

Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) delivers live, telemedicine-based neurology consultation in emergency rooms across Arkansas by connecting potential stroke patients with specialists who offer on-the-spot stroke diagnosis and treatment. Without AR SAVES, these hospitals would not have the capability to provide life-saving treatment to stroke patients.

Arkansas e-Link 

The Arkansas e-Link Statewide Telemedicine Network partners with over 400 health care, higher education, public safety and research facilities in unserved, underserved, and economically distressed areas in Arkansas. UAMS CDH provides network management, technical support, and training to sustain and expand the network, while also acting as consortium leader to attain discounted broadband services through the FCC Healthcare Connect Fund.

CDH LIVE

The CDH LIVE Language Interpreter Video Exchange utilizes telemedicine equipment, such as tablet devices and standalone video conferencing systems to meet the interpreting needs of patients as they arise. This program meets language barrier needs of limited English proficience speaking (LEPs) patients on the UAMS campus and beyond.

Correctional Facility Telemedicine

The Correctional Facility Telemedicine program provides high-risk obstetrical support for women in Arkansas’s prisons through in-person visits, Level II ultrasound technology and telemedicine consults that allow genetic counselors and maternal-fetal medicine specialists at UAMS to view and consult patients in real time. Services are also offered for behavioral health, HIV and orthopedics.

Education

Educational opportunities provided by ANGELS and UAMS CDH include virtual teleconferences, face-to-face training and and online continuing education portal.

Following Baby Back Home

Following Baby Back Home services Arkansas families of high-risk infants post discharge to facilitate immunization compliance, ensure follow-up appointments are kept, and to provide education to parents regarding the medical, social, emotional growth and development needs of their infant. This program is available through Kids First.

LearnOnDemand.org

LearnOnDemand.org allows health care providers to obtain continuing education credit for completed online modules. On-site assistance with registration at hospitals and clinics in Arkansas is available.

PatientsLearn.org

The PatientsLearn.org education portal provides patients with education regarding health and wellness using online modules with the most up-to-date information from UAMS resources. Education modules are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. All that is needed is an internet connection and a device, including mobile.

STAR

School Telemedicine in Arkansas (STAR) is a grant-funded program for school-based health centers in rural Arkansas. The program goal is to provide real-time, on-the-spot care in the areas of behavioral health, obesity reduction/prevention and dental health.

Trauma Telemedicine

Trauma Telemedicine offers image access to providers for patients who have suffered a traumatic injury. This program expedites treatment, reduces radiation exposure related to duplicate imaging, reduces costs and provides treating physicians immediate access to patient injury images to determine best treatment options. Programs include Hand, Burn and the Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program.

UAMS Adult Sickle Cell Clinical Program

The Adult Sickle Cell Clinical Program provides resources and services to Arkansas primary care physicians in support of quality care for adult sickle cell patients. The program includes a clinic to assist patients with transition from pediatric to adult care; a multidisciplinary specialist clinic that treats all aspects of sickle cell disease; a disease registry to collect data and support research; education for health care providers and the community; and a 24-hours a day, 7-days a week Sickle Cell Hotline: 1-855-Sic-Cell (742-2355).

UAMS ANGEL Eye

UAMS ANGEL Eye delivers real-time video and audio of hospitalized infants directly to their remote family, strengthening bonds for a family that cannot stay with an infant during lengthy hospitalizations.

UAMS Physician’s Call Center

The UAMS Physician’s Call Center provides consultation, transport and triage services for Arkansas physicians. For services, call 1-866-UAMS-DOC (826-7363) OR 501-686-6080. For obstetric consultations, please contact the ANGELS Call Center at 866-273-3835.