The Connected Ambulance
In a medical emergency, the time becomes invaluable. Minutes can make the difference between life and death, disability and recovery. By lessening the time it takes to diagnose and treat a patient with the help of smart, internet-connected devices will lead to fundamental improvements in emergency medical care.
Internet connectivity will, among other capabilities, allow previously disparate medical devices to securely interact with one another, passing data back and forth and providing more intelligent support for care providers inside and outside the hospital. Routers with broadband connectivity are allowing real time patient data transmission. Thus, when the ambulance finally arrives to an emergency room, the medical staff is already privy to the status of the patient.
When it comes to medical emergencies, we all know that any advantages to be gained in regards to time counts immensely. Fortunately, the connected ambulance experience is only one part of the connected healthcare vision. It’s truly amazing to think of all the lives that will be saved thanks to these major technological advancements for healthcare professionals providing critical care.