UTMB’s status as a telemedicine pioneer dates back to 1994, when the university first entered into a statewide contract to care for more than 100,000 inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
Since that time, UTMB has conducted over 250,000 telemedicine consultations in a correctional managed health care setting, saved Texas taxpayers more than $780 million, and has helped improve the health outcomes among inmates as shown by independent audits.
UTMB Telemedicine continues to serve inmates in Texas correctional facilities each day, as well as federal and county facilities.
In addition, we also play a large role in providing access to other Texas populations in need of comprehensive health care.
Watch this NBC news story covering UTMB's Telemedicine program: