Live from HIMSS: How Army Used Its Telemedicine to Aid Pandemic Care

Live from HIMSS: How Army Used Its Telemedicine to Aid Pandemic Care

TATRC established the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network to make critical care expertise more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matthew Quinn, Science Director, TATRC, Army

Upon the start of the pandemic, the Army's Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) rallied with the rest of federal health to address COVID-19. TATRC stood up the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCCN) to offer critical care-trained clinicians' expertise via telehealth to areas struggling with COVID-19 outbreaks. NETCCN started as a project, but federal health agencies are looking to stand it up as a program to reuse the model and capabilities for future health emergencies.