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Reduce The Strain On Your Ambulatory Service Staff While Improving Speed & Quality Of Care

Updated: Jun 25, 2021

Emergency services are constantly having to focus on delivering rapid speed of care, as well as an impeccable quality of care. As a service that is constantly operating at full capacity, finding ways to improve the way information is processed, shared and acted upon, is an essential way to solve clinical problems with greater speed and efficiency. It also gives clinicians more time to focus on their respective specialities.

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To put this into perspective (the strain on emergency services right now), the likes of West Midlands Ambulance Service recently recorded their busiest day for callouts, and despite being one of the best performing operators in the country, were having to stretch close to 500 ambulatory vehicles across over 5,300 calls. The longest wait time for a patient sat at a staggering five hours. With this in mind, you get a feeling for how saving just a couple of minutes, per callout, can make a significant difference to the care being provided by the service as a whole.

Connecting Paramedics With Instant Real-Time Information

Specialist mobility technologies can empower paramedics to be more effective with their time, while distributing a better quality of care to a greater number of patients. The simplest, most effective solutions can involve:

- Deploying medical-grade enterprise devices that synchronise with dispatch and communicate real-time updates to patient records. These devices can be combined with IT infrastructure to track outbound stock, and automatically generate lists for replenishments, while informing paramedics of what they do and do not have onboard their vehicles.

- Ultra-reliable, low latency data connectivity that can enable doctors to make use of video streaming to triage patients in real-time before they arrive at the hospital.

- Virtual Private Network (VPN) software that enables devices to stay connected to critical applications, roam seamlessly between multiple wireless networks, and maintain applications even when moving in and out of wireless coverage areas. This software also enables a faster, more efficient handover of patients to A&E departments.

- Fast and secure access to patient information and critical applications, without having to the need to enter lengthy passwords or login IDs.

How To Deploy Such Technologies?

You may wish to explore the benefits of all of the above solutions, without having to work out how they mesh together with your existing IT infrastructure. Fortunately, this is why solution providers like MiTEQ exist. We work with a framework of industry-leading technology solution providers that help us to supply public and private healthcare facilities with comprehensive IT solutions. If you drop us an email or give us a call, we will gladly help you source and deploy the most effective cost-saving, efficiency-driving technologies to meet your needs and requirements.

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