How Telemedicine Can Improve Our Disaster Response
Glatter, R., Platt, S., and Pagan, N. (2018). How Telemedicine Can Improve Our Disaster Response.
The presenters in this 17-minute video discuss New York Presbyterian Hospital’s experience leveraging its telemedicine program to bring specialty consultation to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017. They discuss the lessons learned from their experience, which include allowing for time to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, and having the needed equipment and connectivity to successfully establish a telemedicine program to support a disaster-stricken area.