Regional communication networks unite clinicians in hospitals, when transferring between hospitals, and with EMS environments. But are they really as instrumental to clinical, financial, and quality outcomes as some claim? In this webinar, we'll take a look at specific case studies where current communication systems in healthcare break down and the effects of those weak spots.

Our learning objectives are for you to:

  • Define what a regional communication network is, and how and when clinicians use them.
  • Learn how a regional communication solution differs from existing communication solutions.
  • Understand where current systems of communication commonly fall apart, and the quality, financial, and patient outcome implications of that.
  • Learn where the weak spots in communication for our regions exist, and what regional communication networks can do to strengthen them.  
  • Apply the concept in a real-world example at a State level.

Featured Speakers

Dr. James T. Woodson, M.D.,

Founder and CEO
Pulsara

James Woodson, MD, FACEP, is a Board-Certified Emergency Physician whose passion is to serve. He is Founder of Pulsara and the Alpine Compassion Clinic, which provides free preventative care to those in need in the East Texas Community. After completing his Emergency Medicine specialty training at Carolinas Medical Center, James joined Leading Edge Medical Associates (LEMA), providing patient care at the Good Shepherd Health System in the Longview, Texas area. While practicing, he experienced the communication difficulties we face in healthcare in diverse settings from rural critical access facilities, all the way to major metropolitan tertiary care centers. This experience inspired Dr. Woodson and his team to found the healthcare communication company Pulsara, where he currently serves as CEO.

Billy Kunkle

Trauma System Planner
Georgia Trauma Commission

Billy Kunkle, NREMT-P is the Trauma System Planner for the Georgia Trauma Commission. He has over 22 years’ experience in Fire and Emergency Services. He completed his EMT/Firefighter training in 1998, obtained his National Paramedic Certification in 2001 and most recently graduated with his MBA in Healthcare Administration. His first career in EMS was in Metro Atlanta in Henry County where he quickly was promoted through the ranks ultimately working as Captain overseeing EMS operations within the large suburban county. Other highlights are more than a decade as a flight medic and working in Atlanta’s level one pediatric trauma center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Date:  Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time:  1pm ET / 10am PT
Duration:  1 Hour

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