Today, Arkansas parents can see and talk to their premature baby miles away in an intensive care nursery in real time from any computer or smart phone. Women in rural Arkansas no longer have to face high-risk pregnancy with only minimal access to an experienced doctor or essential medical equipment.
When time is of the essence, critical decisions for stroke or other emergency care patients can be made quickly—even for those in remote areas with limited health care services.
ARE-ON is a powerful network that supports Arkansas patients and healthcare professionals through the Arkansas e-Link Project partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges. For years, Arkansas has been near the bottom in national healthcare rankings, with 73 out of 75 counties classified as disadvantaged. Today with the network as a powerful tool in the hands of healthcare professionals, however, even residents in disadvantaged areas gain access to health care.
The network matters.