Benefits of Arkansas e-Link Membership

  • Video access to 1000+ health care endpoints on a dedicated high-speed, HIPAA compliant network that maintains a log of connections with time, date, and duration of the encounter (as required for reimbursement by major insurance carriers)
  • Parity provisions for reimbursement of telemedicine-provided physician services
  • Competitive broadband data circuit pricing from telecom vendors
  • Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) reduced broadband data circuit rates to eligible rural health care providers for telemedicine services
  • Significant costs savings on network related equipment through the Arkansas e-Link Consortium (for eligible members)
  • Ineligible members of the consortium can still receive savings through the purchasing of discounted network equipment and data circuits offered to the Arkansas e-Link Consortium
  • Access to 40+ hours of live (monthly) continuing education opportunities for your staff (CE tracking included)
  • Telehealth training for physicians & staff
  • Ability to conference with multiple participants (even classes & large conferences)
  • Professional support for start-up telemedicine projects with our expert staff
  • Technical support for video conferencing equipment & associated peripherals supplied by UAMS, CDH, e-Link
    • 24/7 support for clinical equipment
    • Business hours support for educational equipment
  • Usage reports to evaluate adoption of telemedicine in your organization
  • If your organization offers RSPMI (Rehabilitative Services for Persons with Mental Illness) services, certification to provide services via telemedicine is available
  • Parity provisions for reimbursement of telemedicine-provided physician services

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How Connected is Arkansas?

400+ Telemedicine Sites:

77   Hospitals
75   Medical Clinics
108  AR Department of Health Clinics
47   Behavioral Health Clinics
11   Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapy
8   Centers on Aging
10   Agencies for adults w/dev disabilities
10   Kids First
21   Community Colleges (2-year)


Telehealth Programs

The UAMS Center for Distance Health now provides 21 telemedicine programs & 12 continuing education opportunities. Here is a sampling of established programs:


  • ANGELS (High-risk OB)
  • Arkansas SAVES
    (for stroke victims)
    (for patients w/spinal cord injuries)
  • HIV Telehealth Clinic
  • Baptist Health eICU care
  • Arkansas Heart Hospital cardiology clinics
  • RSPMI (behavioral health)
  • Jefferson Detention Centers (Tele-Mental Health)


  • Connecting Across Professions
  • High-Risk Obstetrics
  • Peds PLACE
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    • OB/GYN
    • Geriatrics
    • Psychiatry Grand Rounds

    Telehealth Benefits

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