MTEC Pre-Announcement: National Emergency Telecritical Care Network Project


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Subject: Pre-Announcement for MTEC-20-10-COVID19-NETCCN - "National Emergency Telecritical Care Network (NETCCN) Project"
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The University of Iowa is a member of MTEC Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium

The U.S. Government (USG) Department of Defense (DoD) is anticipated to have approximately $30 to $37 Million in FY20 funds, contingent on the availability of funds. 

This upcoming RPP will focus on enhanced development of integrated technologies and clinical workflows to establish and rapidly scale virtual wards. The program will support the extension of high-quality intensive care to traditional (e.g. critical access hospitals and clinics) and non-traditional and temporary healthcare facilities (e.g. field hospitals and gymnasiums) which lack adequate critical care expertise and resources necessary for care of COVID-19-related illnesses.  Enhanced white papers should specifically address providing EXISTING technologies available for other use cases that can be rapidly adapted to establishing a National Emergency Tele Critical Care Network (NETCCN).  Existing technologies which should be included are as follows:

  1. Mobile communications capabilities including synchronous audio/video, asynchronous messaging, and access to continuous monitoring
  2. Clinician-facing web portal and/or mobile-based application (goal is availability on every device)
  3. Capability for basic documentation in real-time as well as data collection and reporting
  4. Cloud-based information storage including ability for later offloading via PDF or HL7

MTEC expects to make up to six (6) initial awards to qualified teams to accomplish the initial enhanced development effort within the statement of work.  However, at each discrete phase of the project, the number of awardees may be down selected based on evaluation factors.  If proposed projects are unable to sufficiently address the entire scope of work, several Offerors may be asked to work together in a collaborative manner.

The MTEC mission is to assist the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) by providing cutting-edge technologies and supporting life cycle management to transition medical solutions to industry that protect, treat, and optimize Warfighters’ health and performance across the full spectrum of military operations. MTEC is a biomedical technology consortium.

MTEC members are encouraged to use the MTEC Database Collaboration Tool to help identify potential teaming partners among other MTEC members. The Database Collaboration Tool provides a quick and easy way to search the membership for specific technology capabilities, collaboration interest, core business areas/focus, R&D highlights/projects, and technical expertise.  The Collaboration Database Tool can be accessed via the “MTEC Profiles Site” tab on the MTEC members-only website.