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Winning In Health

Jun 18, 2019

In this episode we are joined by COL Gina E. Adam, 9th Director for the US Army Medical’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) located at Fort Detrick, Maryland.  During this interview with COL Adam we begin our 4 part series  on transformation and innovation in healthcare with a focus in this episode on how innovation and research has impacted the way healthcare organizations particularly the military engage with their beneficiaries, providers and other stakeholders.   We will also get COL Adam’s perspective into the role that research and innovation plays in advancing unique care gaps in healthcare.


Show Notes


[0:44] Guest Intro:  COL Gina E Adam (Bio here -

[1:19] Show Description

[1:44] Show Begins

[2:07] COL Gina E Adam - overview of professional background

[4:27] Autonomous evacuation

[4:44] Allowing innovators to innovate

[5:12] Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) mission – using data and technology to advance the mission

[6:43] Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

[7:17] Programs with impact on care outcomes. Mobile surgical center, Army Knowledge Online, Teleconsultation, Telemedicine used in healthcare and disaster relief

[9:34] Fort Gordon Mobile Healthcare Innovation Center – Mobile Care (MCare) – connect with provider from personal device. Remote Monitoring, behavior change coaching tele behavioral health,

[10:48] Work in Diabetes – study and partnership in Patient Centered Medical Home at Clemson University Medical Center.

[12:55] How TATRC Partners with industry - SBIR, CRADA

[14:21] Telestration project - surgeon telementoring and telesurgical consult and coaching  

[17:09]  Changes at TATRC, US Army Future's Command and Defense Health Agency

[19:11] Engagement and partnerships to advance innovation, addressing critical healthcare gaps 

[21:11] How to foster innovation and ideas at an organizational level. Science meetings, vendor meeting, cross agency exchanges


Links provided in the episode

US Army Medical Research Development Command (MRDC)

Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)