Connecting Ambulances to the Network

 

Tim Gee at Medical Connectivity notes the network-enabling of ambulances using Wifi. The full article is available at the wi-fi planet.

 
In Ireland, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (www.phecc.ie) are working toward an Electronic Patient Care Record (EPCR). A trial is currently underway with ruggedised tablet pc’s and software which will gather patient information (demograhpics, vital observations, etc). Presumably, the ability to send information via GPRS/Wifi are part of the plans to quickly and efficiently transmit this information to Accident & Emergency Departments.

 

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