ANGELS in Baxter County
Telemedicine Services for High-Rick Expectant Mothers
For more information about ANGELS, call the BRMC Women & Newborn Care
Center at (870) 508-2300, or visit
The Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) is a cutting-edge consultation service that utilizes many different applications
of telemedicine, a 24-hour call center, and evidence-based guidelines
to deliver effective treatments to high-risk obstetric patients in Arkansas.
The teleconferencing equipment in the BRMC Women & Newborn Care Center
links the patient in Mountain Home to the only board-certified, maternal-fetal
medicine specialists and genetic counselors in Arkansas, located at the
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). In real time, these
specialists consult with the local physician during prenatal and postnatal
exams via telecommunication. This program allows patients to access the
expertise of OB specialists without having to make a trip that can be
costly and inconvenient, especially during later stages of pregnancy.
The only service of its kind in the nation, ANGELS is a joint program of
the UAMS College of Medicine, the Arkansas Department of Human Services
and the Arkansas Medical Society. This unique program is designed to be
a support network for high-risk obstetric patients and practitioners in Arkansas.