- Sept. 27, 2018
-- Dr. Bobby Park, co-founder and director of telemedicine for RelyMD, will present at the NC EMS Expo on Oct. 2. Dr. Park will speak on helping rural EMS agencies by supporting them with telemedicine capabilities.
The NC EMS Expo will take place Sept. 28 – Oct. 3 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Koury Convention Center in Greensboro and Dr. Park will present on Oct. 2 from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Dr. Park will discuss the challenges faced by rural EMS providers as compared to their urban counterparts and how integrating telemedicine can help mitigate some of those challenges.
"Rural EMS providers are often the only way in which their citizens can access healthcare quickly and without transport barriers, often resulting in a higher than normal number of consults initiated for non-emergent health issues," said Dr. Park. "Through an integration of virtual access to emergency medicine physicians and rural paramedics, a small agency with limited resources can provide a greater array of care to their service area while still remaining completely and immediately available to citizens starting true emergency consults."
Additional information about the event can be found here: https://www.ncoemsexpo.org/About RelyMD:
RelyMD is a virtual health service that provides 24/7 access to highly trained healthcare providers for both children and adults via video consultation. Patients are able to seek care with an average wait time of less than 10 minutes via web browser or mobile app. RelyMD is owned and staffed by Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, a group of more than 150 providers who provide care to approximately 300,000 patients annually at hospitals throughout the region. To learn more about how RelyMD works, visit www.relymd.com
.About the NC EMS Expo:
The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services is pleased to host the 45th annual NC EMS Expo 2018 in Greensboro, NC. As in past years, our NC EMS Expo 2018 provides an opportunity to learn interesting and valuable information, often presented on a national level, right here in our state. This year's conference will offer sessions in both Emergency Medicine and Disaster Preparedness allowing you to be present at a session or two you may not ordinarily attend. You'll have the opportunity to see what issues are present in Emergency Medicine and in Disaster Preparedness.