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ADVANCE Perspectives: Healthcare Information Professionals

Lifesource Health, Inc. Launches Mobile EMS Application

Published July 14, 2016 1:03 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives

By Tamer Abouras

 

A new press release from Lifesource Health, Inc. provides information on a groundbreaking new mobile app, At The Scene, which allows for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics to have “ … immediate, real-time access to accurate patient health information at the scene in an emergency situation, allowing for more accurate patient assessment and improved care.”

 

Per the release, “This innovative technology enables a mobile app to give first-responders immediate access to a patient’s medical records, saving lives. Pilot testing is beginning in July in New York State and will be followed by the beginning of Fourth Quarter 2016 in Georgia.”

 

According to Timothy Kelly, chief executive officer of Lifesource Health who is also a New York State EMT, ““At The Scene brings vital electronic patient medical data into the hands of first responders, allowing them to provide a higher level of patient care when time is of the essence.”

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Kelly envisions At The Scene to making first-responders more efficient, improving their response effectiveness and ultimately saving lives, and he developed the app with that vision in mind.

 

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“We are excited to begin using At The Scene,” said Thomas Zecher, EMT-P for Black River Ambulance Squad in Black River, New York. “In an emergency, timing is crucial. Emergency responders do not have time to search for patient records but need access to accurate patient medical histories. This app will give our team the tools they need to quickly and efficiently treat patients, which will be a tremendous benefit for all involved.”

 

According to a Johns Hopkins University study, medical misinformation errors lead to over 240,000 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary spending every year in the U.S.

 

For more information about the At The Scene app, visit lifesourcehealthinc.com.

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