Innovation Awards 2016 Finalists Announced

Innovation Awards 2016 Finalists Announced

Article Aug 31, 2016

EMS World’s Top Innovation Awards recognize companies exhibiting at EMS World Expo that have produced innovative new products or products that have seen significant changes and were launched after August 2015.

Here are the candidates the EMS World judging panel selected as finalists for this year. The Top 20 Innovation Award winners will be profiled in the December 2016 issue of EMS World Magazine.

If you’re attending EMS World Expo 2016 in New Orleans, LA. October 3–7, be sure to visit the following exhibitors to see how their products, technologies and services will transform the delivery of prehospital care. Register today at EMSWorldExpo.com.

Inc. magazine ranked GD 2503 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Developed with the help of paramedics, bystanders who witness a heart attack or cardiac arrest can use the app to send an SOS to nearby CPR-trained people, check if someone has called the emergency number 119, and alerts them of nearby AEDs.
Verizon brought responders together to see the benefit of new technologies.
Previously used between first responders to share urgent information during disasters, BerksAlert can now alert residents of local emergencies.
Vitals is an app that provides first responders with an individual's diagnosis, medications and caregiver contact info so they know how to respond appropriately to people with mental or physical disabilities.
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The Pulsepoint app sends alerts from dispatch calls to citizens who know CPR if a nearby person needs aid before EMS can arrive.
Emergency Reporting’s integration with StreetWise links the data used or produced in the apparatus during a response with data stored in a department’s records, significantly improving accuracy, situational awareness, safety and efficiency during emergency response.
Pulsara knows that time is brain and radios can be unreliable, which is why their communications app for EMS to relay clear, accurate patient information to the ED has been improving patient care.

More than 300 state and local agencies have added drones to their arsenals, including a Texas police department that used a drone to spot an escaped convict. The drones can be used to locate active shooters inside buildings, people trapped in burning buildings, and lost hikers.

Redivus Health was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry leading product, which improves patient care by providing physicians, nurses and paramedics with actionable, clinical guidance during a critical care event.
Frank Gresh, MS, discussed the risks that agencies face in cybersecurity breaches and how they can protect themselves from these threats.
Canada’s premier event for paramedic personnel draws attendees from coast to coast.
Thousands of public safety communications officials will attend this international event next week in Denver, Colorado.
AngelTrax, a leading provider of mobile video surveillance solutions, recently relocated all operations into a fully renovated 40,000 square foot facility which serves as the new headquarters for the company's expanded corporate offices and manufacturing, inventory and distribution centers.