University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences launches digital health spine clinic — 3 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | June 27, 2019 | Print  |

Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences launched a telemedicine-based spine care clinic, Arkansas Money & Politics reports.

What you should know:

1. The academic medical center made the program to allow patients access to their clinician from the comfort of their home.

2. UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute partnered with T. Glenn Pait, MD, to perform the first digital spine clinic consultation in Arkansas.

3. UAMS is touting the telemedicine clinic as a move to cut costs.

"The patients are also given requirements before surgery for therapies to assist in their recovery and improve surgical outcomes via digital health with the assistance of our staff at the patient site," Dr. Pait said in a statement to AM&P.

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