National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCCN)

is designed to bring high quality emergency and critical care support to any bedside at any time.

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NETCCN Brief Overview

The National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network project (or NETCCN – rhymes with “Jetson”) addresses a critical problem for COVID healthcare: there is a shortage of critical care trained clinicians. NETCCN is an evolving network of clinical care teams that provide expert medical advice to anyone who needs it, wherever they may be, using network enabled mobile devices such as – cell phones, tablets, computers.

Fundamentally, NETCCN is designed to be easy to use and readily available. It can help with:

Tiered Staffing Models
Reducing local caregiver task saturation by reducing documentation burden
Remote Home Monitoring
Getting local experts time-off to recover
Relief Coverage
Remote home monitoring so patients can stay home or go home sooner
Tiered Staffing[1]
Providing other specialty services in short supply like palliative or hospice care
Specialty Services

NETCCN is staffed by critical care experts from around the country, but there are also opportunities for healthcare workers, especially those who may be isolated or quarantined but still able to work, to volunteer their support.

The NETCCN solutions are HIPAA compliant, cyber secure applications downloadable on iOS or Android phones or tablets.


Are you a Healthcare Organization or a Hospital in need or preparing for COVID surge support?

If you are a healthcare organization or a hospital in need of COVID surge support and meet the NETCCN Support requirements listed below, please click the button below and fill out our survey.

NETCCN Support Requirements:

  • Waiver of state licensure requirements (i.e. cross state licensure for telemedicine) by law or executive order;
  • A local clinical, IT, and administrative champion willing and available to help solve problems together with the NETCCN partner. These individuals must complete demographic survey information for the hospital and be able to define/negotiate requested services;
  • Rapid disaster privileging for NETCCN remote experts (doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, as needed);
  • Availability of personal or facility purchased mobile devices (cell phones or tablets); in some cases, a web interface can be used on a laptop or desktop computer;
  • Have sought or is seeking assistance through local and state public health departments to address critical care surge needs;
  • An acknowledgement that the credentialing office will accept NETCCN's standardized disaster privileging packets.

How to Volunteer?

NETCCN is in search of medical personnel volunteers.
We are looking for two types of volunteers.
Please click one of the following links below that best describes the type of volunteer you are: