Lte | 2019-01-17

New Jersey Hospital Selects Mobile Solutions From GD & Sonim For Acute Care Team Communications

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

The solution engages the hospital teams to speed care and streamline workflow to more quickly get a CT scan and ultimately clear the clot soon after the ambulance arrives.

General Devices (GD) and Sonim Technologies have announced that AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, N.J. has purchased the GD e-Bridge Mobile Telemedicine solution along with the Sonim XP8 ultra-rugged smartphone for their emergency medical service (EMS) paramedic units. Together these robust technologies will allow medics to initiate team communications and case metrics that facilitate acute care workflow and process improvements. This can reduce the patient’s time to treatment, improve patient outcomes, and save lives.

In the case of a stroke, for every minute that passes, about two million brain cells are lost, so time is of the essence. With just a few simple clicks using the GD e-Bridge app on the Sonim phone, paramedics can quickly capture and pass critical information to emergency department (ED) physicians at the hospital which then enables them to call the code stroke alert sooner. This engages the hospital teams to speed care and streamline workflow to more quickly get a CT scan and ultimately clear the clot soon after the ambulance arrives. They can even do video telemedicine consults from the field with a neurologist directly. An added benefit is that the EMS crew can still be in the loop after they deliver the patient and obtain the outcome information and feedback needed for continuous quality improvement of the care they provide.

AtlantiCare, already a longtime customer of GD, uses the GD CAREpoint Workstation in the emergency department for communication with ambulances. The new team communication capability is complementary and integrates into hospital workflows.