Easy Technology for EMS Makes Communication Seamless

With so many ways to instantly communicate nowadays, no one expects to wait for information or to only get part of the story. There’s nowhere that should be truer than during an emergency.  Without the right technology, EMS has to deal with miscommunication and more difficult hand-offs to hospitals who may not be as prepared as they could have been for that patient. Now EMS can share everything about the situation quickly through e-Bridge. This HIPAA-compliant communication platform from General Devices gives EMS one simple tool to communicate everything the hospital needs. 

How Easy Technology for EMS provides the full picture: 

Much of modern communication now focuses on pictures and videos, and there’s no disputing the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words”, with e-Bridge, first responders can include pictures and videos in their report to the hospital with just a couple clicks. No more wasted time or miscommunication trying to describe an accident scene verbally over radio static or an unsecure phone call to the ED. Now everyone can see exactly what happened, what is happening, and who the patient is all within secure technology.

This technology for EMS has been designed to make communication easy. No one wants EMS providers to be tied up slowly writing reports or filling out complicated forms. Quickly enter patient information, vital signs, 12-lead data and other communication information into the report and send it to the hospital, all while e-Bridge automatically updates ETA. If more information needs to be added while EMS is treating the patient or is enroute to the hospital, the report can be updated in real time and everything about that patient is kept organized in one record.

Thanks to the clear communication provided by e-Bridge Communication Platform, the hospital can be prepared for the right patient at the right time. No more false activations for the trauma team or cath lab, and less stress about not knowing what kind of patient is coming through the ED door. 

How Technology for EMS can Reduce ED Overcrowding and EMS Wall Times

If two-way communication is necessary, e-Bridge can be used for text messaging, traditional phone calls, and video chat. This brings the hospital and physicians out into the field where they can assist with determining the best course of action for the patient. By communicating as a team, some patients can be diverted to locations better suited for their situation than the nearest emergency room. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ET3 pilot program is allowing and encouraging districts to find more efficient ways to treat patients.

Utilizing easy technology for EMS, ET3 can: 

  • improve patient satisfaction
  • better patient outcomes
  • reduce ED crowding
  • save money

As part of e-Bridge, D-Scribe X makes tracking data simple. D-Scribe X automatically records, reports and organizes data, making it easy to retrieve or analyze. Calls can easily be exported for risk management, legal, or training purposes and custom reports can measure metrics for improving workflows. EMS providers can even find cost savings by having all of their documentation and data stored all in one place compared to utilizing multiple systems.

e-Bridge is the easy EMS technology that responders want. Schedule a Discovery to see exactly how e-Bridge makes communication simply seamless or explore more about GD’s communication and telehealth solutions.

About GD (General Devices)

GD is a Healthtech company specializing in communication solutions that help EMS and hospitals deliver simply seamless patient care. Powered by responsive innovation, GD’s user-friendly solutions facilitate rapid, secure, voice, telehealth and data sharing communications across care teams to help save time, money and lives. Backed by a 40+ year history and thousands of implementations, GD is a widely revered industry leader. Visit https://general-devices.com/ to learn more.

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