TATRC Talks Tech with Talley

September 30, 2020  |  Download PDF

The TATRC Team had the opportunity to host MRDC’s Commanding General, BG Michael Talley this past July. BG Talley has started the tradition of “quarterly pop in visits” and continues making his way around the command, meeting staff and gaining insightful updates about all of the different research endeavors that each of his units are working on. Team TATRC hosted BG Talley for his 3rd quarter visit which afforded us the opportunity to talk to him about some new and exciting initiatives underway here at TATRC, namely the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCCN) project. And while we got to brief and update him, he in turn shared with us some of the key points of the MRDC Campaign vision. After the briefings wrapped up in our new state-of-the-art conference room, we concluded with an interactive tour, where BG Talley participated in a live demonstration of the NETCCN project.

BG Talley assisted by a remote expert (Intensive Care Unit specialist), was able to assess, and manage a ventilated patient with a tension pneumothorax, in a simulated COVID-19 field treatment area.BG Talley assisted by a remote expert (Intensive Care Unit specialist), was able to assess, and manage a ventilated patient with a tension pneumothorax, in a simulated COVID-19 field treatment area.


BG Talley, assisted by a remote expert (Intensive Care Unit specialist), was able to assess, and manage a ventilated patient with a tension pneumothorax, in a simulated COVID-19 field treatment area.

Using the NETCCN system, BG Talley was able to connect with a critical care intensivist with real-time video assist and clinical decision support guides, as he performed an emergency needle decompression on the simulated patient.

Following the simulated patient care encounter, BG Talley was able to review larger system features including medical data information sharing systems within the NETCCN prototype, real-time remote physiologic monitoring from a range of critical care medical devices, leader dashboards for strategic decision making, and regional and national patient cohorts and care flows in a systems-based simulation.

A big thank you to BG Talley for spending such critical one-on-one time with us and gaining a deeper understanding of the important work taking place at TATRC.

This article was published in the January 2021 issue of the TATRC Times.