Do more by connecting your medical teams with EMS
Feature-Rich Mobile Telemedicine
Studies demonstrated that use of an EMS‐based application improved the communication flow and resulted in a 28 to 46% improvement in door‐to‐needle (DTN) therapy for stroke and a 22% improvement in door‐to‐balloon (DTB) in STEMI. Use of a software application was further associated with a modest improvement in meeting the national benchmarks of door‐to‐needle (DTN) < 60 minutes in stroke, and DTB < 90 minutes in STEMI.
Unlike others, on the market, GD e-BridgeTM and GD e-Bridge Workflow are completely configurable by you to fit your individual needs and processes. We work with you to build a template that is easy to navigate and that allows for the exact data entry and automation triggers you want for each type of case. No more no less.
The easy to use feature-rich GD e-Bridge mobile app enables live communications between and among EMS and hospital teams through the sharing of pictures, audio, video, and live streaming. GD e-Bridge is the most configurable mobile telemedicine app by a long shot, enabling users to tailor the interface, alerts, buttons, authorized participants, workflow and more.
This comprehensive mobile telemedicine solution helps medical teams improve patient outcomes, enhance communication, reduce risk, optimize ED performance and even minimize costs.
Most popular uses of GD e-Bridge
- Stroke – Send recorded or live streaming video of the pre-hospital stroke assessment to the hospital or stroke center for documentation.
- Trauma – Share pictures from the scene of the mechanism of injury with trauma teams to help with preparation.
- Mobile integrated healthcare/community paramedicine – Enable telemedicine consults between the patient and their physician with live streaming video.
- Burns – Share pictures to enable physicians to better advise EMS on wound care prior to arrival and make optimal transport decisions.
- Refusals – Document against medical advice patient refusals with video clips for liability protection.
- Mass casualty – Send pictures, video clips or live streaming video from the scene to physicians, emergency communications or command centers to improve triage, situational awareness and resource allocation.
- Bio/chemical/hazmat event – Photos, video clips or live streaming from the scene can help minimize the number of responders, healthcare providers and members of the public exposed, improve triage, speed up diagnosis and ensure patients are taken to facilities equipped to handle such emergencies.
- Transfers - Record and document patient transfers while complying with EMTALA
- Improve patient outcomes by tracking all steps of the patient lifecycle, from the time the EMT called to patient handoff and beyond. All events and communication are time-stamped and recorded, enabling you to go back and assess patient flow to find ways to provide better care.
- Medical teams will receive real-time electronic patient care reports from EMS right to their mobile devices, including patient-related radio/phone recordings, chats, emails, videos, pictures and 12-lead ECGs. With all of this data being in one place, it is easier to gain a full picture of the patient’s condition and treatment history, which leads to better patient outcomes.
Connecting Medical Teams & EMS
- Easily set up one-touch or even automated notifications to be sent to select team members. For example, if a STEMI patient is coming in, a notification with ETA tracking can be sent right to the cardiologist, along with 12-lead reports, vitals and patient information.
- Doctors and specialty physicians can provide live online medical direction and control to paramedics in the field through live video calls right to the medic’s mobile device.
- Medical teams can track an incoming ambulance through real-time ETA mapping right on their mobile devices, from anywhere.
Mitigating Risk / Improving Compliance
- Patient refusals are recorded in the field right from the paramedic’s mobile device and securely stored and shared with medical teams.
- To help protect patient privacy and ensure HIPAA Compliance, all patient-related data is auto-wiped from all field devices. The data will still remain in the hospital’s centralized server, however, for later recall.
- All patient and diagnostic information captured by the paramedic on his/her mobile device is encrypted to protect patient information and ensure HIPAA compliance.
Reducing Cost / Increasing Efficiency
- Set up custom workflows to automate and streamline information flow, team activations, certain protocols and processes, complete with intelligent triggers which initiate additional follow-on actions.
- You will reduce your false activations and improve patient outcomes by viewing patient vitals and clear pictures of 12-lead ECGs and video assessments of your incoming stroke patients – all from your mobile device.
Continuous Performance Improvement
- A mobile telemedicine solution is only as good as its performance level. As a hospital or EMS organization, you want to be able to benchmark your pre-hospital communications performance soon after deployment and then revisit that metric frequently to assess ongoing performance.
- For example, how long does it take for a nurse or doctor to answer an incoming EMS call? Or how many team members actually review the electronic patient record that is accessible on each patient within the mobile telemedicine app?
- With this type of benchmarking, you can assess performance and make any necessary improvements. For instance, if the number of team members who actually view the patient record is very low, you might put into your workflow and additional reminder to view the record. If your call volume is too high, you may want to have another nurse or doctor on hand to take EMS calls.
- The point here is that benchmarking gives you intelligence to make better decisions.
Closed-Loop Performance Tracking
- In order to make continuous performance improvements to your pre-hospital communications and care operations, you need to unearth what is working and what is not. The best way to understand this, aside from creating and reviewing specific performance reports, is to hear from the users of the mobile telemedicine app. Therefore, you need a feedback mechanism (message, email) within the app that enables a doctor, a nurse or a paramedic, for example, to provide input and recommendations for improvement.
- Suppose a cardiologist reviews the patient’s stroke report and wants to run it by a colleague at another hospital for a second opinion but can’t because the app won’t allow him to. There needs to be a quick and easy way for the cardiologist to provide that feedback to whomever within the hospital manages the mobile telemedicine app and workflow.
Right Care - Right Place - Right Time
- Telemedicine consults for Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine
- Enhance decision support and document trauma, stroke, burns, refusals, 12-leads and more
- Secure notifications with location tracking to individuals and groups/teams