Tranforming EMS with Notifications

Tranforming EMS with Notifications

By Gov CIO Outlook | Monday, February 04, 2019

Sam Klietz, SVP & Chief Client Officer

Over the past decades, healthcare has witnessed numerous innovations designed to improve life expectancy and quality of life. As healthcare organizations continue to face unprecedented challenges to improve care quality, reduce harm, and lower costs, innovation continues to become the major focus. A variety of emerging technologies are on the horizon to impact Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Prehospital notification is such a method used to alert hospitals in advance of patient arrivals. Sending these notifications enables hospitals to better prepare for patients requiring special care. With this critical information about patients with stroke, STEMI, sepsis, trauma and so many other can be communicated rapidly. EMTrack is an example of patient tracking solution. This track can provide secure data captured from multi-organizational responses involving patients, evacuees, and general population movement tracking.  

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The patient notification solutions can be easily integrated with other technologies or mobile applications which can operate both in real time and offline environments. With this, administrators will be able to include preconfigured and configurable assessment fields in smartphones and web patient entry forms. These fields can facilitate EMS patient entry and identification of serious conditions. The patient notification solution can provide trauma assessment, special considerations for critical cases, and vital signs and lab results. This functionality can also offer secure, bi-directional messaging that enables communication directly with destination hospitals, receive acknowledgments, and coordinate the patient handoff. The improve hospital outcomes include

•    Alerting appropriate staff
•    Reserving treatment rooms
•    Reduce time to intervention
•    Improve health outcomes

This user-friendly solution will ensure patients the right care at the right time. Successful pre-hospital notification protocol benefits both the patient and the hospital.

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