GD is pioneering the mobile telemedicine revolution in the United States, offering the most complete FirstNet-Ready solutions, including live-streaming patient refusals and online medical control, providing real-time situational awareness in the field, and simultaneously transmitting data from the field and hospital right into the electronic health record.
With its 24-7, mobile workforce, EMS is poised to become a critical component in the rapidly expanding world of telemedicine. With the wide availability of high-speed wireless networks and mobile devices, both patients and providers are embracing telemedicine for its efficiency, cost-effectiveness and ability to deliver personalized healthcare at a time and place that is convenient to the patient.
With e-Bridge™ Mobile Telemedicine, EMS, hospitals and physicians have an easy to use, inexpensive and secure new telemedicine application for use in a multitude of situations, including:
- Stroke – EMS streams live or texts recorded video of the stroke assessment to hospital or stroke center. Physicians can see the condition of the patient when EMS arrived, can interact directly with patients if needed and prepare for arrival.
- Burns – EMS sends images of the wound to hospital or burn center, enabling physicians to better collaborate.
- STEMI – EMS takes a picture of the ECG and forwards it to the hospital for cath lab documentation.
- Against medical advice transport refusals – EMS can record audio or video for liability protection, or use live streaming for direct interaction between the patient and physician.
- Trauma, auto accidents – Share pictures of the scene or mechanism of injury with trauma teams to help with decisions and team preparation.
- Interfacility or lengthy transports – If a patient’s condition significantly deteriorates, EMS can connect directly with physicians via live stream.