Houston's Mobile Telehealth Service Helps First Responders Streamline Care
Digital Business, Public Sector, Video
The Houston Fire Department's, Dr. Michael Gonzalez, discusses its Emergency TeleHealth and Navigation program. ETHAN is a tablet-based telemedicine service that uses Cisco Systems’ videoconferencing technology to allow patients and on-site emergency medical technicians to instantaneously video chat with physicians. After Harvey, ETHAN played a critical role in freeing up other fire department apparatuses to be able to respond to water emergencies.