|MedPiper Technologies and JournoMed conducted a Webinar Series on “Digital Transformation in Healthcare” in association with IRIA Kerala, Hospex, Indian Junior Doctors Network, ISA Thrissur City Branch, IMA Thrissur and Instaclinik. The fifth-day webinar discussed Tele- Ambulance Scope in Digital Healthcare and Guidelines for Doctors. The event was held on 26th August 2022.|
Dr Dharanindra Moturu, MD, DM Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at Aster Ramesh Hospitals spoke about the Tele Consultation Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals, Ambulance and Tele-communication system and Installation of Tele- Medicine facilities in Ambulance. A discussion was made on patients’ inter-hospital transfer, how to ensure a safe inter-hospital transfer and optimization of patients during a hospital transfer.
He deep-dived into the topic of patient inter-hospital transfer in an ambulance where the patient’s condition must be prioritized.
Guidelines for Doctors in Tele-Ambulance
Features of Tele-Ambulance
Basic requirements for a tele-ambulance transit
Below are the basic requirements for a tele-ambulance transit on regular basis.
The mid-scale hospitals can implement tele-ambulance services in their hospitals by acquiring the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) services at the healthcare centres.
Tele-Ambulance in Digital Healthcare
The ambulance sector had marked its major contribution by delivering its healthcare services even in unprecedented times and during the covid pandemic. Ambulance clinicians are highly involved in outpatient and emergency care. The transformation of digital technologies and the integration of digital and virtual technologies in improvizing tele-ambulance services has marked an impact in improving patient experiences and outcomes. Tele-ambulance ensures that care is provided in closer vicinity i.e., near to home, avoiding hospital admission. Avoiding unnecessary readmission reduces healthcare expenses and ensures that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are utilized most efficiently