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ePoster Presentation

(EP-117) Next Generation 911 Telemedicine Medical Services Project

Monday, April 24
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Experience Zone - ePosters

Texas House Bill 479 requires the Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) to establish a pilot project to implement telemedicine utilization amongst emergency medical services (EMS) providers and area trauma centers. Working with a 10-county region in rural west Texas, the project's main objective is to demonstrate whether telemedicine technology will work in the EMS environments and maintain connectivity with area Trauma Centers in this same region. The goals of the project are to give the physician the ability to observe injuries faster, improve care communications and facilitate triage to the most appropriate treatment facilities. The presentation will describe the project, challenges, barriers, successes and lessons learned.

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Becky Jones

Program Manager
TexLa Telehealth Resource Center

Becky Jones is Program Manager for TexLa Telehealth Resource Center, a division of the Institute for Rural and Community Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Becky has attained ANCC Informatics Nursing certification and Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist certification through AHIMA. Becky earned her Master’s in Nursing with the TTUHSC School of Nursing. Becky has 14 years’ experience in ambulatory health care quality and compliance and is certified in Healthcare Quality. She has lead accreditation and recognition efforts for physician practices through The Joint Commission and NCQA. In the last 4 years worked directly with small and rural area practices to adopt and implement EHRs and telemedicine.


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Sharon M. Rose

Next Gen 911 Telemedicine Project Manager
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health

Sharon Rose, RN is a Project Manager for the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. With more than 30 years nursing experience, Sharon has worked in many different areas of hospitals including Medical-Surgical, ICU, ER, Staff Educator, and Director of Emergency Department. She received her BS in Occupational Education with a specialization in Nursing from Wayland Baptist University. This degree gave her the opportunity to train individuals from high school students, patients, and staff nurses regarding various aspects of healthcare issues. She has developed, assisted in developing and presented various programs for hospital/clinic personnel. Sharon became interested in Health Information Technology (HIT) and earned the AHIMA CHTS– Clinician/Practitioner Consultant (CP) certification. She has worked in Lubbock as a Clinical Applications Specialist training nursing staff, ancillary staff, and physicians on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records and preparing for attestation. Sharon has continued assisting Rural Hospitals and Providers in understanding and meeting Meaningful Use criteria for the last 4 years as a Regional Coordinator. In order to keep up with the most current MACRA MIPS requirements, Sharon has become a certified MACRA MIPS Healthcare Proffessional. She continues helping a few providers she developed a lasting relationship with during the last 4 years. Sharon assisted with developing criteria and training Telemedicine presenters in the Frontiers In Telemedicine lab at TTUHSC. Sharon has been Project Manager for the Next Generation 911 Telemedicine Medical Services Pilot Project for the past year.


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