Expanded Telehealth Uses and Capabilities on the FirstNet Network

By Chief Jonathan Olson, Wake County (NC) EMS Deputy Director/Chief of Support Services, First Responder Network Authority Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) Executive Committee member

The First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) recently formed a Strike Team to examine new applications of telehealth, in response to the charge by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) leaders to provide the “Right Care, at the Right Time, at the Right Place.”  Telehealth and, in particular, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) program are current discussion topics in EMS forums nationwide.

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