The global landscape of life sciences has grown increasingly dynamic and competitive over the years. When it comes to emergency life sciences and management solutions, the focus has been on establishing systems and solutions that are proactive and can reduce the number of easily avoidable deaths and permanent physical damage. The demand for better solutions, in turn, have highlighted the pressing need for highly integrated emergency management systems.
Emergency management systems: components and developments
Emergency communication and physical assistance are two vital aspects of emergency management systems. Most cases end up turning critical due to a lack of communication. For this reason, mobile optimization has become a necessity in the life sciences industry. Several vendors are now using mobile phones as a channel to bring patients, payers, and healthcare providers onto a common platform. Mobile optimization, not only helps to improve patient engagement but also leads to better health outcomes. Apart from mobile phones, voice logger systems are also used extensively.
Some of the advantages of voice logger systems include:
- Increased efficiency due to quick and easy call retrieval
- Storage of data for future use
- Data protection and security
Voice logger systems provide web-based administrative and user consoles so that callers can gain access to call records from any geographic location and on any web browser. The call data is archived for reference purpose. Additionally, most of the data stored on voice logger systems comply with privacy policies and are highly secured.
Emergency location tracking systems, automatic vehicle location tracking, along with active GPS-based tracking will go a long way when it comes to notification of distress calls and provide timely solutions.
Ambulances that are equipped with the latest technology, combined with medical professionals, paramedics, and nursing staff, form the physical assistance portion of emergency management solutions. One major issue with most ambulances is the lack of forethought when it comes to ergonomics, storage space, and equipment. These shortcomings affect the performance of the medical crew, making life-threatening situations difficult to handle. For these reasons, the concept of designing ambulances has been redefined. Ambulances are no longer just vehicles that ferry patients; they have now evolved into ‘hospitals on wheels.’ There have been major developments in the integration of digital diagnostics and communication system. Designers are working on equipping ambulances with improved capabilities and access to specialist advisors to facilitate better outcomes for patients.
In addition to better ambulance design and prototyping, integration of telemedicine and training of paramedical staff are equally important. It is proved that by providing the right on-the-spot treatment, clinical damage, and death can bring down by up to 40%. Along with saving patient lives, intelligent ambulance design brings down the cost of operations and other medical procedures.
Above all, the most crucial part of emergency management systems is providing the proper emergency response services in hospitals. It is critical that hospitals are equipped with staff and infrastructure that is dedicated solely to handling emergency life sciences. Emergency management solutions are incomplete if hospitals are ill-equipped to handle emergency medical needs.
Some of the key players in emergency management solutions include HCL, Cognizant, BVG India Ltd, Infogain and Tech Mahindra.