In response to the pandemic, The University of Kansas Health System launched a secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform
Technology has served as crucial weapon in the global fight against the coronavirus. It’s helped bring people together in a time when it’s safer to remain apart. More specifically, telehealth has emerged as a digital bridge, allowing enterprises such as education, research and patient care to advance, even under the paralyzing grip of COVID-19.
While some institutions and organizations are just now fully embracing telehealth, the University of Kansas Medical Center is nearly 30 years into the journey, and the institution is helping its partner, The University of Kansas Health System, and others across Kansas, harness the innovation’s power and possibilities.
Also, in response to the pandemic, the university, through its University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth (KUCTT), hosted two webinars that drew more than 400 Kansas providers interested in how to develop and launch a telehealth plan in the wake of the crisis.
“It’s not just us doing for us, but us trying to do for the whole state,” said Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D., vice chancellor for community engagement, who oversees the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth and the university’s telehealth outreach and programming.