swyMed recently announced that it has joined forces with the Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) on a program to implement telemedicine between EMS providers and a select group of trauma centers in rural West Texas. The objective of the project is to improve patient outcomes by using telemedicine technology to bring the judgment of trauma surgeons into the back of ambulances to assess and direct treatment.
Kase Wilbanks, a reporter at KCBD NewsChannel 11 in Lubbock, TX, recently interviewed swyMed’s COO, Jeff Urdan, and Sharon Rose, Next Gen 9-1-1 Telemedicine Project manager, to learn more about the project and how swyMed’s patented real-time video telemedicine technology is providing the ambulance connectivity needed in rural areas for Remote Patient Evaluation (RPE).
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In the pilot program, swyMed’s telemedicine equipment, including the DOT Telemedicine Backpack, has been installed in South Plains county ambulances, and LTE/4G cellular signal from Verizon and AT&T will link those ambulances in real-time to local trauma centers and the University Medical Center in Lubbock to enable reliable, exceptional-quality video telemedicine encounters.
“The doctor in the emergency room can actually put his eyes on that patient, to zoom in/zoom out, look at the patient, look at the injuries, look at his current vital signs,” Sharon Rose said. “He can control all that on the emergency room side and the EMS provider can continue taking care of the patient but the physician can see what he needs to see.”
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