CHIME Policy Webinar – COVID Tele-Critical Care Support
The U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) have joined forces on an initiative known as the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care (NETCCN) Project to accelerate the availability of tele-critical care for COVID surge response through its National Emergency Tele-Critical Care (NETCCN) Project. Join the webinar to learn about NETCCN and how you can incorporate it into your fight against COVID-19 and future disasters.
The NETCCN project addresses a critical problem encountered within the COVID response:
- Where there are no ICU beds, there are no critical care trained clinicians.
- And even where there are ICUs, especially during surge situations, there are not enough of the right kinds of trained clinicians to effectively manage these patients.
- NETCCN is delivering an “anywhere to anywhere” capability that works using the existing cellular networks and peoples’ own smart phones to “beam in” critical care specialists to places that need them, whether they’re hospitals, clinics or field hospitals.
- There is no cost to local sites anything as it’s supported by stimulus CARES Act funds (local and distance providers can bill for telehealth services), doesn’t require additional hardware or extensive training.
Start Date: 12/14/2020
Start Time: 03:00pm
End Time: 04:00pm
Event Type: College LIVE
Matt Quinn, Science Director, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
Mari Savickis, VP, Public Policy, CHIME