Beginning in 1991 with a single connection to a community in western Kansas, the Kansas telehealth program is one of the earliest telemedicine centers in the United States. Over the last 3 decades, the Center has provided thousands of clinical consultations for numerous clinical specialties to hundreds of sites across the state, including hospitals, clinics, schools, nursing homes and many other facilities. It established the first known school-based telemedicine program, called TeleKidcare, for elementary students in 1997 and has the longest known tele-oncology service in the country, to name just two of its many innovations and initiatives.
Today KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth continues to be an integral partner for several statewide and national collaborations for telehealth policy, education, research and advocacy to help eliminate distance as a barrier to healthcare. It also operates the successful KUMC Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) initiative for the medical center and state of Kansas and continues to work on the next generation of health care delivery innovations.
Health System Appointments
For more information on scheduling a Telehealth appointment with a University of Kansas Health System provider, please call 913-588-4040 or visit Telehealth Services In Kansas City | The University of Kansas Health System.