Medusa Medical Technologies partners with Beyond Lucid Technologies to provide pre-hospital data exchange
Collaboration showcases the ability for one prehospital data system to transfer a patient record into another, then to export the source record in a hospital consumable format, within 30 seconds
Halifax, NS and Concord, CA (May 29, 2018). Medusa Medical Technologies recently announced it has partnered with California-based Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT) to create a “plug-and-play” solution for exchanging EMS-based electronic patient care record (ePCR) data with electronic health records in hospitals, clinics, and other care facilities. The collaboration fuses Medusa’s solution, Siren ePCR, with BLT’s MEDIVIEW™ Beacon Health Information Exchange (HIE) and will allow EMS and Fire EMS providers to achieve new levels of data sharing with their local hospital networks.
It’s technology and data coming together – and it’s a tested and proven solution.
Brent Townsend, Medusa’s VP Business Development says, “The integration went extremely well without any tweaks from the Medusa side. It speaks to the engineering quality of the MEDIVIEW™ Beacon product and its ability to meet the conventions of the NEMSIS and CCD (continuity of care document) specifications. We simply provided the NEMSIS 3.4 compliant file, and BLT did the rest. Any ePCR platform should be able to plug into BLT’s solution quickly and efficiently.”
BLT’s MEDIVIEW™ Beacon solution is forging an era of open collaboration with industry partners. It allows those services who aren’t wanting to replace their current ePCR system to “plug in” to an HIE with minimal cost and effort. Adds Townsend, “EMS want more than just an ePCR solution. They want connectivity between disparate health systems and applications with real-time data sharing. This is a common problem we hear from our customers throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Bringing together the Siren and MEDIVIEW™ solutions helps to bridge the data gap between EMS and hospitals”.
Jonathon Feit, Co-Founder & Chief Executive of BLT, said: “We’re honored that Medusa Medical, a global leader in electronic patient care documentation technology, chose to partner with BLT and become the first in the industry to send data through our ‘prehospital pipes.’ At a time when trust and security are top-of-mind for everyone involved in data sharing, we believe transparent operations just make sense. We have pioneered the use of federalized interoperability standards (under the ONCHIT Meaningful Use framework) to achieve an elegant, plug-and-play solution”.
The two companies are excited for the future of this integration and what it means for agencies going forward. For Townsend, it’s the continued focus on interoperability, on connectedness. “We know the value of being able to integrate to an HIE and being able to share that important data. It’s always about how we can help support better patient care and outcomes. We now have that added strength and value in our Siren product offering”.
Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc. (BLT), is a health-and-safety IT firm that develops software packed with innovations that make Fire, Ground and Air Emergency Medical Services, medical transportation and Community Paramedicine / Mobile Integrated Health safer, more efficient and more cost-effective. BLT’s “prehospital pipes” connect the dots for partner-clients in the United States, Canada and Australia, and the company has been called “Silicon Valley’s Emergency Medical Technology Experts.” Winner of a 2014 EMS World Innovation Award and a 2015 JEMS “Hot Product,” and finalist for the 2018 East Bay Innovation Award (IT & Communications Category). www.BeyondLucid.com / @beyondlucid /Jonathon.firstname.lastname@example.org