“Telemedicine framework for EMS and 911 organizations”
About: A telemedical framework developed by the Federal Interagency Committe on Emergency Medical Services that can be used for any EMS or 911 organization when a telemedical concept such as video streaming from the ambulance is developed.
Publication date: 2021-05
“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
“Real-Time Adaptation to Time-Varying Constraints for Medical Video Communications”
About: The goal of this paper is to provide methods for real-time end-to-end systems that dynamically adapt to time-varying channel states while maximizing the clinical video quality. The latter is expected to expedite the adoption of mHealth medical video communications in standard clinical practice by preserving the quality thresholds for remote diagnosis and decision making. The use of this in ambulances is discussed.
Publication date: 2017-07-12
“Adaptive emergency scenery video communications using HEVC for responsive decision support in disaster incidents”
About: This study proposes a unifying framework for m-Health video communication systems that provides for the joint optimization of video quality, bitrate demands, and encoding time. One possible application of this is moving ambulances where paramedics treat the patients with help from remote doctors via video consultation.
Publication date: 2015-11-05
Study performed in Cyprus.