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Health-Care Renovation

Government Technology (Internet / Print) January 2006 http://www.govtech.net/magazine/sup_story.php?id=97963&magid=32&issue=1:2006 From maximum-security prisons in Texas to a remote outpost in Antarctica, health care is delivered virtually by a successful telemedicine program operated by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. Physicians and administrators for the Texas state prison system initially began the Correctional Managed Care program in 1994 to deliver cost-effective care to Texas prisons, said Dr. Glenn Hammack, assistant vice president and executive director of the UTMB Electronic Health Network (EHN). As technology costs fell, the UTMB extended telemedicine services to underserved areas in Texas, as well as to many commercial customers. Physicians typically work in the Galveston area, while patients themselves are distributed across Texas, Kentucky and even Antarctica.



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