UAMS establishes Institute for Digital Health & Innovation; Lowery named director


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, and named Dr. Curtis Lowery, as its director.

Lowery is the founder and medical director of the UAMS Center for Distance Health. He also served for many years as chair of the UAMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine. Dr. C. Lowry Barnes will serve as interim chair of the department while a search for a permanent chair is conducted. Barnes is chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Digital health is delivering health care through technology such as smartphones, interactive live video, wearable devices and personal computers. It reduces the cost of health care and improves access for patients, especially in a rural environment like the state of Arkansas.

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