Redesigning Disaster Response
Round Table Discussion
April 16, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CDT
Disasters and public health emergencies can result in thousands of people needing life-saving or life-sustaining care. Local hospitals and providers can be quickly overwhelmed with an influx of people seeking care, and often expertise needed to treat people is not immediately available. The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has identified telehealth as a potentially powerful tool in the context of disaster response. ASPR believes telehealth can be used as a force multiplier by bringing additional providers to the virtual bedside, including specialized expertise that was previously not available.
This session presents the challenges of disaster response and then – by relying on the principals of user centered design and the skills of Fjord – engages participants to identify ways to effectively deploy telehealth and to make our nation’s disaster response even more impactful. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for public-private collaboration and the ATA is honored to work with the US Department of Health & Human Services and Fjord in making this session possible.
- Brendan Carr, MD, MA, MS, Acting Director, Emergency Care Coordination Center, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
- Lauren Walsh, Regional Systems Program Manager, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
- Richard Catherina, Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
- Ronald Miller, MD, Acting Director of the National Disaster Medical System, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
- Lauren Brown, Senior Manager, Fjord
- Til Jolly, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SOC Telemed
- Tori Reneker, Design Lead, Fjord