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Case Study: University of Virginia Health System – State-Wide Telehealth Program

The UVA Health System leverages a fleet of Avizia’s telemedicine carts and peripheral devices to rapidly expand its telemedicine program and keep pace with the growing demand.

Background

Since 1994, the University of Virginia Health System’s Office of Telemedicine has grown to become an international leader in telemedicine. UVA’s telehealth service lines range from clinical consultations to medical education for providers and patients across Virginia, surrounding regions, and internationally.

Challenge

Within the broad region served by the UVA Health System lies the coalfields of Southwestern Virginia, one of the largest medically under served populations in the Commonwealth. Access to care is limited, resulting in increased burdens on patients who must incur additional travel time and costs. A solution was needed to care for patients and their families without the negative impact of moving people great distances or displacing them from their homes in order to provide care.

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