New Mobile Application Brings Critical Patient Information to First Responders
ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 4, 2016 / LifeSource Health, Inc. a Syracuse, New York based company presented and testified before the Georgia State Senate study committee on Emergency Cardiac Care Centers (ECCC) on the importance of providing real time access to a patient's vital health information during a first responders encounter with a patient.
The study committee chaired by Sen. Renee Unterman (District 45) called upon several prominent Georgia healthcare organizations to present and testify on the impact of their programs within the state. See agenda.
"With medical misinformation ranking as the third leading cause of death in the United States, it is time to incorporate the use of technology to drive change and save lives in medical emergencies," explained Timothy Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of LifeSource Health. "Having the capability to know if the patient has a history cardiac events and the medications they are currently taking – from an authoritative source allows the first responder to accurately treat the patient." added Kelly.
LifeSource Health's mobile platform AtTheScene™ was presented to the study committee as a solution for first responders to utilize during cardiac events that can help save precious moments when the patient is the most critical.
"The State of Georgia recognizes the need to provide our first responders with the tools and technologies necessary and AtTheScene is a tremendous step in that direction." said Gerald Greene, Representative for assembly (District 151).
Medical misinformation errors lead to over 240,000 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary spending a year in the United States according to a Johns Hopkins University study. A recent study showed that 87% percent of emergency medical technicians and paramedics surveyed agree that the lack of accurate information leads to a lower quality of patient care.
"When you realize the sheer numbers of cardiac emergencies our first responders handle each day, it's important that our emergency personnel are supported each step of their treatment process." explained Sen. Butch Miller (District 49).
Committee Chairman Sen. Renee Unterman stated "We are fortunate to have had such a diverse group of distinguished organizations testify before this committee today. Their testimony is proof that if we work together we can provide our residents with a higher quality of life."
About LifeSource Health, Inc.: LifeSource Health, Inc., is healthcare software company that delivers electronic patient data solutions for EMS and first responders. The company has offices in Syracuse, NY and Marietta, GA. Please visit lifesourcehealthinc.com for more information.
Timothy Kelly, CEO
Lifesource Health, Inc.
SOURCE: LifeSource Health, Inc.