LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – With Texas’ 88th legislative session underway, Chancellor Tedd Mitchell and Texas Tech HSC President Lori Rice-Spearman spoke at a college city corridor assembly about how the college may gain advantage from the greater than $30 billion surplus.
Rice-Spearman says the college needs to safe funding to develop telehealth in rural areas
“It’s our major ask going into this legislative session,” Rice-Spearman stated.
Rice-Spearman says the Texas Tech System needs to do this by constructing hubs that function by means of college campuses.
“That’s slightly little bit of a unique mannequin than what others are proposing by means of telehealth,” Rice-Spearman stated. “Telehealth has usually been used to tug well being care away from a group and again to a significant middle. We’re gonna flip the mannequin.”
The college hopes to do this by working with essential entry hospitals and clinics in rural areas to maintain sufferers and physicians in small cities throughout the state.
An analogous pilot program is already in place in Amarillo. It allowed the college to ship a common surgeon to the Hereford group giving extra choices for remedy there.
“He’s doing surgical procedure, that household is ready to keep there in Herford, get the care they want after which we monitor them post-surgery by means of telehealth,” Rice-Spearman stated.
It’s only one method the college is working to flip the script within the well being care business.
“These are examples of among the options we’re developing with round our imaginative and prescient assertion,” Rice-Spearman stated. “To rework well being care by means of innovation and collaboration.”
Different priorities embrace all the things from psychological well being providers to business aviation.
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