The map shown above displays areas within and outside of Oklahoma that are a part of the Oklahoma State University – Center for Rural Health Telehealth Network as well as the Rural Medical Education sites for third and fourth year medical students.
The map is split into four regions for the four regional coordinators who provide support to the hospitals, physicians, and third and fourth year medical students. Yellow represents the Northwest region with a regional coordinator stationed in Enid, OK, Green represents the Northeast region with a regional coordinator stationed in Tahlequah, OK, Blue represents the Southeast region with a regional coordinator stationed in McAlester, OK, and Purple represents the Southwest region with a regional coordinator stationed in Lawton, OK. For more information on the Regional Coordinators and Rural Medical Education, please visit the link below: http://healthsciences.okstate.edu/com/crh/
The OSU TeleHealth network provides rural residents with access to specialty services at more than 100 telemedicine sites. OSU continues to add telemedicine sites in Oklahoma to provide an ever-expanding network of locations for rural residents to receive health care that is not available locally. In 2016, the OSU TeleHealth network hosted 32,433 patient encounters and services and in 2015 hosted 23,733 patient encounters and services and aspires to surpass these numbers in 2017. Please refer to the figure below to see how the OSU TeleHealth network has increased over the years.