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ANGELS

Telemedicine Services for High-Risk Expectant Mothers

For more information about ANGELS, call the Baxter Regional Women & Newborn Care Center at (870) 508-2300, or visit www.angels.uams.edu.

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 Baxter Regional 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.

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