“Contribution of Live Video to Physicians’ Remote Assessment of Suspected COVID-19 Patients in an Emergency Medical Communication Centre: A Retrospective Study and Web-Based Survey”
About: An observational study and a survey study were performed in Switzerland during the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the increase of emergency callers video calls started becoming reality to make the assessment of the patient more accurate. This study measures the effect of the use of live video on medical decisions in an Emergency Medical Communication Center.
Publication date: 2023-02-14
Study performed in Switzerland.
About: Website about Hippo Health which is an app that helps EMS teams. The app enables video consultation either between the en-route-paramedic to a 911 caller or between the paramedic and a physician in the hospital.
You can find a video demonstration clip in Youtube clip 7.
“Worcester EMTs now being used for telemedicine calls”
About: Video coverage of how EMTs during the pandemic responded to emergency calls with the capability to connect a caller with a doctor via a video consultation to diagnose if the patient needed to go to the hospital or not.
Publication date: 2020-04-10
“Paramedics now using Telemedicine”
About: During the pandemic the Hippo Health app was used by paramedics en route in the ambulance to an emergency caller to maybe avoid the spread of the corona virus if the patient didn’t need to go to the hospital. This is a video coverage showing how the app was used to have video consultations with the 911 caller so that the paramedics could assess if the patient might have corona and if they needed transportation to a hospital or if they could stay at home.
Publication date: 2020-04-02
“Implementing Telemedicine in EMS and the 911 Communications Center”
About: Webinar regarding how to implement telemedicine in EMS and 911 Centers. Challenges and opportunities are discussed and the framework https://www.ems.gov/pdf/Telemedicine_Framework_May_2021.pdf is discussed as well.
Publication date: 2021-09-24
“EMS Agenda 2050 Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic”
About: A paper which points out six guiding principles that will provide the framework for the evolution of the EMS system until 2050 where one principle is adaptable and innovative. This principle evolved from the pandemic where it was realised that audiovisual support in EMS settings was a great resource that needs further development and implementation.
Publication date: 2022-05-31
“A Scalable Framework for Telehealth: The Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
About: A paper which discusses the increase of telehealth care within the Mayo clinic center in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Among other things the need for video consultation in ambulances and at home has increased a lot as a result of limiting the physical contact between covid-19 patients and the caregivers.
Publication date: 2021-02-24
“The acceptability and safety of video triage for ambulance service patients and clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic”
About: A study introduced by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to investigate if video technology could be helpful to improve remote triage in ambulances. The video technique was tested early during the Covid-19 pandemic to improve remote triage. The patients who received a video call also got to respond to a survey afterward to evaluate the method.
Publication date: 2021-09-01
Study performed in England.