It is UAMS’ goal to eliminate health care disparities in Arkansas and beyond through innovations that embrace technology, improve quality and access to clinical care, education and research.
For example, live video links allow doctors in hospitals across the state to consult with UAMS experts for life-saving advice when a patient is having a stroke or has a severe injury to their back or hand. Other programs enable physicians across the state to get expert advice from UAMS doctors about treating opioid addiction or high-risk pregnancy, allowing patients to receive treatment close to home.
Virtual Care with HealthNow
UAMS HealthNow gives patients in Arkansas real-time access to a provider via video chat using their smartphone, tablet or computer. The 24/7 HealthNow services launched in 2020 and can be used for illnesses and minor injuries that occur any time of the day or night.
The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation
UAMS established the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI) in 2019. It brings together clinical, educational, and research areas under one banner. The goal is to improve health and well-being while harnessing the power of technology.