Arizona Achieves Number One Status in Telemedicine

Arizona has two nationally recognized telemedicine programs that partner in providing a variety of telehealth and distance learning services. The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) provides a broad spectrum of telehealth services, including telepsychiatry, whereas the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA) provides telebehavioral health services through mental health centers. Both programs have received national awards. To date, the ATP has won numerous national awards as a top program, as a major provider of distance education over a telemedicine network, and for telehealth research. NARBHA received three awards as a top program. Arizona leads the nation in number and variety of national awards as outstanding telemedicine programs.

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