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About the WyTN

 

Mission Statement

To ensure improved health outcomes throughout the state, the WyTN provides ongoing training and support in telehealth best practices for Wyoming healthcare professionals via training, technical assistance, facilitation, and professional development.


Vision Statement

Access to high-quality clinical services, training, and education to improve health outcomes through telehealth in Wyoming.


What is Telehealth?

Telehealth uses technology and electronic information to support distance health care, health education, public health, and health administration.

Benefits of Telehealth

Everyone can benefit from telehealth:

Provider Benefits:

  • Rural clinics and hospitals can provide more specialty services

  • Eases provider shortages

  • Provides professional training without the need to travel

  • Enhances inclusivity of care

  • Encourages the flow of information across sites of care, and between providers and patients

  • Creates a framework for better care

  • Lowers costs

  • Expands network reach

  • Improves continuity for follow-up care

Patients

  • Allows patients to stay in local communities while accessing care

  • Improves health outcomes

  • Reduces costs:

    • Lowers travel costs and missed work / school

    • Fewer emergency room and repeated hospitals visits

    • Allows for consultation with specialists without added visits or travel

  • Hospitalized patients can stay in home community while still receiving quality care

  • Patients less likely to sacrifice care due to higher costs and time

  • Improves patient-centered care

Community Benefits

  • Expanded healthcare services create a better community

  • Increases community revenue by keeping patients local

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is a member of the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). WIND assists individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, and University of Wyoming students through education, training, community services, and early intervention. WIND is an academic department within the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming. The Department of Health, Office of Rural Health has contracted with UW / WIND to assist in managing the Wyoming Telehealth Network.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center / Institute of Population Health

The Wyoming Institute of Population Health is a Division of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. It was formed to help Wyoming communities and their healthcare providers develop strategic platforms for taking a more proactive approach to patient care and population health management.

 

Contact Us

Wyoming Telehealth Network

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2944

Email: wy-telehealth@uwyo.edu

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1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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