The Future of Emergency Medicine: 6 Technologies That Make Patients The Point-of-Care

Car crashes, home injuries, fires, natural disasters: every minute – if not every second – spent without treatment in such cases of medical emergencies and high-risk patients could reduce the chance of survival or proper recovery. In fact, when deprived of oxygen, permanent brain damage begins after only 4 minutes, while death can occur as soon as 4-6 minutes later. In this race against time, digital health technologies that turn patients into the point-of-care could prove to be game-changers for first responders and emergency units.  From driverless cars through medical drones to artificial intelligence (A.I.), advanced technologies are enhancing the field of emergency medicine. It’s helpful to have a better look at how those technologies are influencing emergency care and what lies ahead. We talked with Dr. Gabor Csató, CEO of the National Ambulance Service in Hungary (abbreviated as OMSZ in Hungarian), about innovation in the field, given that their own system’s operation is unique. The OMSZ is a centralised, standalone national healthcare institution that has been active for 133 years. It is also the biggest ambulance service in the country and has had a strong inclination towards innovation. “Innovation is embedded in the DNA of the organisation,” the CEO of OMSZ told us. We have also collected in this article those trends and innovations that are putting the future of emergency medicine on the fast lane. Before seeing how...
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