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'Behind the Blue': Joneen Lowman Discusses the Future of Patient Care Via Telehealth

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2021) — Telehealth, or the delivery of health care services through electronic communication, has been at the forefront of the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences academics since 2015. Between lack of access to services in both rural and urban areas and rising preferences for a virtual health care experience, the growth in telehealth and communications technology is forever altering the landscape of health care.

Joneen Lowman, associate professor in the communication sciences and disorders program with the college, first began work with the Linking Kids to Speech Language Pathologists (LinKS) program and is now at the helm of a new graduate certificate in telehealth. The program is the first of its kind among health sciences colleges and is the only telehealth certificate available in the state of Kentucky.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," Lowman talks about the growth of telehealth services and how this certificate program is assisting students meet the rising need for it in the Commonwealth and beyond.

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