Northeast Missouri Health Council received Wi-Fi hot spots to better serve the northeast Missouri community.
NMHC plans to use these 300 hotspots to provide patients with greater access to the Internet for virtual care, education, social media access for care updates and other necessary functions. These hotspot devices, provided through T-Mobile, AT&T and US Cellular, are intended to help patients who have cellular coverage but limiting or expensive data plans. Under this initiative, patients will have unlimited data until the end of the grant period, currently set at June 30, 2021.
Dr. Crystal Redman from Northeast Family Health said this is an example of where access to better technology means better access to healthcare.
“During these unprecedented times, it is so important that we are able to adapt to the needs of our patients in order to provide them with higher quality care. With these hot spots in place, we will be able to better communicate with our patients, not only for virtual visits but also for communicating things like electronic blood sugar readings through continuous glucose monitors. This makes it easier for us to make more informed decisions in caring for our patients, even if it must be at a distance, for now,” Redman said.
Patients can request a hotspot by contacting Ashley Hartman at NMHC Administration at 660-627-5757 ext. 27, or by visiting nemohealthcouncil.com and following the “Request a Hotspot” link at the top right hand side of the page. NMHC will then work with the provider to get the requested hotspots set up for patients.
This opportunity was made available through the Missouri Telehealth Network to help Federally Qualified Health Centers meet patient needs.
About Northeast Missouri Health Council
Northeast Missouri Health Council was established in 1968 to serve the primary healthcare needs of Northeast Missouri residents. As a not-for-profit healthcare center, our methods of care, service, and visions continue to expand as we identify and put into practice beneficial health care programs for our patients. With our state-of-the-art facilities and quality control programs, Northeast Missouri Health Council has become the medical home for the region.