Message from the Medical Director

Marta Petersen
Telehealth is a cost-effective and mainstream method for delivering healthcare to underserved populations in both rural and urban areas. Telehealth improves access to healthcare, reduces healthcare costs and improves patient outcomes.

The Utah Telehealth Network links hospitals, clinics and health departments from Logan to Montezuma Creek to Vernal to St. George for a variety of services. Patients with stroke symptoms are evaluated by neurologists and may receive life-saving medication in their local hospitals. Rural hospitals and clinics digitally transmit radiology images for interpretation. Healthcare providers throughout the region participate in continuing education without travel.

The Utah Telehealth Network is committed to providing a reliable and secure network with 24/7 coverage. Our staff works closely with network technicians and telehealth coordinators at member sites to ensure that patients can get the care they need, when they need it.

We continue to increase the capacity of the network to meet the burgeoning demand and increase its reliability and redundancy. We work closely with our members and partners to promote exchange of heath information between providers across the state and are entering into an exciting new collaboration Utah Medicaid to expand the use of telehealth throughout the state. These are exciting times for telehealth and we are proud to be at the forefront of this nationwide movement.

Marta J. Petersen M.D.