Community Hospital Telehealth Consortium
Annual rept. 1 Apr 2002-31 Mar 2003
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM LAKE CHARLES CHTC TELEMED/LCMH
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The Community Hospital Telehealth Consortium is a unique, forward-thinking, community-based healthcare service project organized around 5 not-for-profit community hospitals located throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. The central tenet of the CHTC project is the utilization of TeleHealth technology to improve and expand the opportunity for rural and urban underserved populations to receive quality, affordable health care. The CHTCs goals are to improve quality of and access to health care, to reduce system costs without jeopardizing outcomes, to position Louisiana and Mississippi for the emerging domestic marketplace, and to position Louisiana and Mississippi for the international marketplace. Considerable progress has been made in the first year of the project through our Telepsych and Ocular Plastics Telemedicine Clinics. A Contract with a rural Correctional institution has been established, and a Cardiology Clinic will begin after equipment installation. School Clinics have been established, connecting school nurses and students with medical residency doctors, raising the level of care available.
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