For the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC), HIMSS has become a mecca of interoperability. The Orlando Convention Center West, nearly a mile long, was packed with 1,500 vendor booths and over 300 education sessions. In addition to manning a demonstration in the Interoperability Showcase, representatives from the 14 Telehealth Resource Centers presented an additional 4 education sessions, including a meet and greet. This year’s NCTRC Interoperability Showcase, entitled School Telehealth and Social Determinants, focused on the story of Wendy, a 10 year old with Type 1 Diabetes, whose family lives in a rural area with only 1 car, and whose Primary Care Physician’s office is 30 miles away.
Click HERE to see a short video about Wendy. Below is a picture of the Interoperability Showcase demonstration in action. Stay tuned for another chance to see the demonstration in action in a future NCTRC monthly webinar.
- Is your door open, closed, or somewhere in between? Telehealth and Telemedicine can be intimidating, scary, exciting, and to some completely absurd. Some close the door, and think, absolutely not, we cannot see patients and communicate with other providers through a screen.
- What's a mile long and packed with 45,000 people from over 90 countries? If you guessed the HIMSS 2019 Annual Conference, you would be correct!