Topics: Technology for health and human services

The Sky’s the Limit: Potential of Drone Usage in Rural Healthcare

A drone delivers prescription medications in Wise County, VA.

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In July 17, 2015, a drone delivered medicine to the RAM – Wise Health Expedition, an outreach event in Wise County, VA. This historic flight may lead to other applications of drones in rural health, such as search and rescue, mosquito spraying, and more deliveries of needed supplies.

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April 5, 2017

Social Media Savvy

Amy Lyn Kench and Michele Hutchins


By harnessing this impactful form of two-way communication, rural healthcare providers have the opportunity to reach their patients and community in quick, personal, and efficient ways.

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July 22, 2015

Winter 2015

UMKC nursing students present their final practicum project.


Distance Education

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February 26, 2015

Missouri RN Earns BS Nursing Degree Online

Virginia Slaughter


A profile of Virginia Slaughter, a nurse who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through the University of Missouri Kansas City RN-BSN Rural Nursing Initiative, a distance education program.

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February 26, 2015