Institute for Digital Health & Innovation


January 21, 2020

New UAMS HealthNow Offers 24/7 Digital Health, Live Video Access to Convenient Care

Ben Boulden

Curtis Lowery, M.D., left, answers questions during a television interview about the new UAMS HealthNow, 24-hour, online convenience health care service.

Starting today through UAMS HealthNow, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has begun providing 24-hour, digital health access to convenient, real-time care for Arkansas patients using the internet through mobile devices or computers. Arkansas patients at any time can connect via live video and see UAMS expert health care providers who offer a…


December 11, 2019

UAMS Awarded $4 Million to Study Digital Delivery of Heart Patient Care

Spencer Watson

Leanne Lefler, Ph.D., RN, APRN, FAHA

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded $4 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study digital delivery of health care to patients with heart failure. The project is under the leadership of Leanne Lefler, Ph.D., APRN, an associate professor in the College of Nursing, who is a Fellow…


October 16, 2019

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Awarded $4 Million Grant to Help Sexual Assault Victims

Ben Boulden

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation

A new digital health program to provide the expertise of sexual assault nurse examiners to rural hospital emergency departments recently received funding through a $4 million, federal grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime awarded the…


September 4, 2019

Awardees Honored for Contributions to Digital Health

Spencer Watson

Ryan Kelly and Curtis Lowery

The UAMS-led South Central Telehealth Resource Center recently presented three awards to honor those for their work building networks for and advocacy of digital medicine. The awards were presented at the South Central Telehealth Forum, held Aug. 19 and 20 in Nashville, Tennessee. The resource center serves Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. It functions primarily through…


August 9, 2019

UAMS Partners With Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Expand Comprehensive Digital Health Network

Benjamin Waldrum

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, Mahlon O. Maris, M.D., Curtis Barnett, Angela Wimmer, M.Ed., and Curtis Lowery, M.D., pose in front of a digital health interpretive wall commemorating the digital health partnership and honoring Maris' legacy.

A $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield will enable the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation to advance digital health statewide to provide patients better and more streamlined access to health care. The grant was announced today as leaders from UAMS…



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