• Each day, UTMB’s telemedicine program performs more than 200 patient examinations, and its health delivery system records more than 50,000 paperless medical documents.
  • Medical personnel in 24 medical and surgical specialties average over 5,000 telemedicine consultations per month.
  • UTMB has been inducted into the Smithsonian Permanent Research Collection for Innovation in Information Technology.
  • Research concludes that patients served by telemedicine are satisfied with their experience, and that quality of care is equal to, if not better than, care delivered face-to-face.

UTMB Telemedicine currently operates telehealth initiatives for:

  • Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers (MHMR) across Texas
  • Community Health Centers in rural Texas
  • Mothers and babies through its 37 regional maternal and child health clinics in Southeast Texas
  • Corporate employee health programs

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UTMB’s telemedicine programs have revolutionized medical care

By combining sophisticated video-conferencing capabilities, comprehensive electronic medical records, proven disease management guidelines and quality monitoring systems, UTMB’s telemedicine has revolutionized medical care. These changes have amounted to a redefinition of telemedicine into an integrated, multidisciplinary health care delivery system – one offering unparalleled access, seamless continuity and infinite possibilities.

During the last 15 years, UTMB has advanced telemedicine to sustainable clinical, educational and research programs operating statewide, serving both uninsured populations and commercial clients. Telemedicine clinical programs encompass adult, pediatrics, mental health, employee health programs, and adult primary care.

UTMB Telemedicine, along with its research and evaluation center, The UTMB Center for Telehealth Research and Policy, has helped develop and promote new telemedicine practice models, and established meaningful collaborative projects with a host of distinguished partners that benefit underserved patient populations across Texas, the nation, and the world.