Chairperson for the UAMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Curtis Lowery has served as the Director of Obstetrics at UAMS since 1992.  In that time, he facilitated the process in which Arkansas insurance handles telemedicine, increased Medicaid reimbursements and promoted understanding of telemedicine, and brought telehealth access to over 60 hospitals and community clinics in rural Arkansas providing medical consultations combined with provider and patient education.

Dr. Lowery established ANGELS (Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System), a Medicaid-funded, cost-effective programmatic solution to assist Arkansas’s high-risk pregnancies.  This program reaches patients throughout Arkansas in need of subspecialty Maternal-Fetal Medicine support.

Dr. Lowery was instrumental in establishing the UAMS Center for Distance Health, a technology-based partnership of the College of Medicine and Regional Programs. This Center directly offers telemedicine, continuing medical and health education, public health education, and evaluation research through interactive video throughout Arkansas.  He was recently recognized by the UAMS College of Medicine through the 2007 Educational Innovation Award, and ANGELS was announced by Harvard University Ash Institute as one of the nation’s most innovative governmental collaborations.  Dr. Lowery received the 2007 Hugo Gernsback Award for Clinical Innovation in Telemedicine by the AT&T Center for Telehealth Research & Policy.

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