CMH receives $457,500 distance learning and telemedicine grant
Citizens Memorial Healthcare (CMH) was awarded $457,500 last month from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund educational projects and expand health care services in Missouri rural areas through Rural Utilities Services’ Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT).
CMH received the grant for implementing a telemedicine program that centralizes the management of medications. The telepharmacy allows rural residents to connect to a pharmacist during evening hours and from remote locations and computerizes the management of prescriptions, which greatly improves the timely review of medication orders plus generally improves the efficiencies in all aspects of a pharmacy operation.
The DLT award was received by Susan Sanders, telehealth coordinator for CMH.For more information about telehealth services at CMH, contact the CMH Information Center, at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010.
April 27, 2011