MediqAid is developing a mechanism to timely inform Ambulance operators and their personnel on most if not all parameters concerning the Health status of the patient to be transported such that the service to be provided by ambulances can gain significantly in quality.
Some context to the above.
- Hospitals process patients. When patients are done being processed, or need to continue their processing elsewhere, they are discharged from a hospital.
- Then patients need to be transported. If they can’t or should not organise this themselves, the system organises non urgent transport through ambulance services.
- As a matter of fact the discharching process transferring a patient into an ambulance is currently a combination of paperform based and additional oral interchange.
Our assumption for the above is that a large part of the current handover can be reorganised supported by making available digital information.
For Belgium any Medical History or current status information on a patient should be eventually stored centrally.
To allow Ambulances to move into the digital world, it would be very useful to have an ambulance specific view on the Health record of the patient that comes under their care during transport.
During the Hackathon a small team developed a prototype mobile application for Tablets to showcase such a view:
Following the Hackathon using the material’s logical outcome MediqAid proposes a standardised view Patient2Ambulance and the use of MediqID to quickly check out (the hospital) and check in (the ambulance).
The MediqID mechanism takes care of both generic and specific needs coming from all stakeholders in the HealthCare sector.