PREHOSPITAL HEALTHCARE RECORD
The electronic healthcare record sends crucial prehospital data directly to the hospital’s systems, while the patient is on the way, saving time and lives.
CSC’s prehospital solution is an integrated electronic healthcare record system that covers the entire prehospital treatment: from the emergency dispatch center to treatment on site, in the ambulance and at the emergency department upon arrival. The solution ensures a continuous information flow of patient data, including crucial data about the patient’s condition.
The solution has been implemented in all Danish ambulances and emergency departments and installed in 100 ambulances and all emergency departments in Stockholm. Users include staff at emergency dispatch centers, who perform the preadmission evaluation of acute patients and coordinate the prehospital effort, staff operating ambulances, paramedic cars and helicopters as well as various groups of healthcare professionals at the emergency departments.
Quick and secure exchange of information
The prehospital solution distributes information about the patient’s condition and preliminary treatment, on site and in the ambulance, to the emergency department and the emergency dispatch center.
All information is entered on tablets that communicate with the system’s central servers through a mobile network. ECG measurements and other crucial data from the ambulances’ patient monitors are transferred automatically to the healthcare record. This continuous flow of information contributes to quicker diagnostics, more effective treatment and increased patient safety.
At the emergency department, the prehospital healthcare record provides:
- An overview of current ambulance operations in the area
- Online access to all data collected in the ambulance, e.g. measurements and observations, as well as information about the patient´s medical history
- Continuous transfer of data to the emergency department’s system in order to show the prehospital activities alongside the department’s other activities
- Transfer of the entire prehospital healthcare record to the hospital’s EHR system