Program Director's Welcome

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Program Director's Welcome


UMMC has been a leader in telehealth for over a decade, and in 2017, was recognized as one of only two federally designated Centers of Excellence in Telehealth. With this designation we are tasked by the Health Resources and Services Administration to explore innovative ways to advance the modern practice of telemedicine.

In Mississippi we face great challenges in rurality and healthcare disparities, but have been successful in leveraging the connections afforded by technology to improve the lives of our citizens through our telehealth programs. UMMC’s work to date clearly demonstrates the value of this technology-enabled health care in rural and underserved communities.

Dr. Richard Summers
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Principal Investigator of Telehealth Center of Excellence