Increased telemedicine options will be coming to northwest Missouri residents served by Mosaic Life Care thanks in part to a USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine federal grant.
The grant of $902,000 will be used for telemedicine devices for increased access to quality health care in the region.
According to Mosaic, telemedicine services will flow from their hub in St. Joseph to the rural end-user site, with equipment installed at Mosaic Medical Center in Maryville, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing plant and Mosaic Medical Center in Albany.
The telemedicine expansion eliminates the need to travel for medical visits or risk dangerous transfers in emergency situations. The service also allows physicians to spend less travel time to rural communities and more time interfacing with patients.
Rural residents in Maryville and Albany will gain access to virtual hospitalist services, electronic intensive care units and access to over 70 categories of specialty care through the over 200 specialists at Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Medical Center, and the extended Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Mosaic Life Care will also expand telemedicine capabilities to deliver behavioral health services through a partnership with Family Guidance Center in St. Joseph to provide emergency behavioral health assessments to Maryville and Albany residents.