More telehealth services coming to rural Ga. thanks to partnership

Telehealth demo

The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine and the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) are joining forces to offer rural physicians six free months of GPT’s new web-based telehealth consultation software.

The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center is empowered by a State of Georgia grant to support and assist rural physicians, providers and hospitals and improve healthcare access for rural Georgians.

“This viral pandemic represents a tremendous need for care in areas of the state that are already desperately underserved,” said Jean Sumner, M.D., F.A.C.P., dean of Mercer University School of Medicine.

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Kyle is senior director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he serves as editor of the Mercerian alumni magazine and News@Mercer e-newsletters, and he coordinates hometown and university news releases.