Frontier Urology Education Program
Addressing Healthcare Needs among Utah’s Medically Underserved
IVUmed’s Frontier Urology Education Program offers expert training for community healthcare providers to address a significant need among patients throughout Utah. Currently, Utah has a shortage of urology specialists to diagnose and treat significant conditions such as prostate cancer, women’s health issues, and common birth defects. Most of Utah’s urologists are located in the Salt Lake area, including all five of Utah’s pediatric urologists. Meanwhile, many of Utah’s over 1.5 million residents living outside of Salt Lake County must travel vast distances for specialized care. This creates significant geographic and financial barriers to accessing the services they need.
IVUmed is working to build upon our past program success to address the growing need for urological care and education among primary care providers and patients. We provide continued medical education (CME) and consultation addressing the most common conditions that affect children and adults.
IVUmed now works with the Utah Telehealth Network to broadcast urology training to primary healthcare providers throughout the state. The innovative program gives community providers the credentialed training they need to better diagnose, treat, and refer the many urological conditions among their patients. This increases local access to quality healthcare and enhances collaborative networks among primary care and specialist providers
To view previous Utah Telehealth events, please click here.