Sedgwick County EMS Enhances Emergency Responses with In Motion Technology
Wichita, KS, Vancouver, BC, and Aiken, SC, October 12, 2011 – In Motion Technology and Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc. has announced that Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service has deployed the onBoard™ Mobile Gateway and MARVLIS™ (Mobile Area Routing and Vehicle Location Information System) to improve communications and increase efficiency in its emergency dispatch, routing and operations, improving response times and patient outcomes.
Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service is the primary agency in Sedgwick County responsible for ALS prehospital care and transportation of area residents. In 2010, Sedgwick County EMS responded to 52,815 calls for service and is a regional BLS Training Center for the American Heart Association.
Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service EMS Director Scott Hadley said, “We needed a communications platform and software solution that would support our latest enhancements and upgrades to dispatch and deployment practices, automated scheduling, and patient care reporting for the entire health care system. In Motion Technology and Bradshaw Consulting Services are providing us with the tools we needed to support our mobile healthcare technology to benefit the citizens of Sedgwick County.”
MARVLIS provides the ability for EMS agencies to execute dynamic System Status Management—the practice of extrapolating, based on past calls, the likelihood and location of future calls for help. With this knowledge in hand, EMS agencies can position ambulances in areas where these calls are most likely to occur, reducing total response times and ultimately improving patient outcomes. The onBoard Mobile Gateway, besides providing secure and reliable communications for ECGs, patient care reports, and other on-board devices, plays a critical role in dispatch and vehicle location, because if communications are not reliable, dispatch information cannot be shared with crews as needed.
Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc., is a market leading provider of unique software solutions that help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local public safety agencies with Geographic Information Systems (“GIS”), enhances Sedgwick County EMS’ dispatch and deployment with the Mobile Area Routing & Vehicle Location Information System (MARVLIS™). MARVLIS is bringing fundamental changes to the management and deployment of time sensitive services such as intelligent routing, live geographical display of current resources, and on-demand innovative analysis. MARVLIS is a family of integrated products designed to reach the bottom line: saving time by getting the right resources to the right location at the right time to best meet Sedgwick County EMS needs.
“Sedgwick County EMS is recognized for its dedication to health care innovations and In Motion Technology is pleased to have been selected as their partner for mobile networking and emergency communications," said Tony Morris, In Motion Technology’s vice president of sales and marketing.
Tony Bradshaw, President, Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc., said “We are privileged to be a part of Sedgwick County EMS’ team to provide the most accurate deployment strategies and emergency routing for the citizens of Sedgwick County.”
About Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service
Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service is the primary agency responsible for the pre-hospital care and transportation of persons who become acutely ill or injured and are in need of ambulance transport to a hospital using Advanced Life Support ambulances in Sedgwick County. Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service serves a population of approximately 498,000 in a geographic area of 1,008 square miles. In 2010, Sedgwick County EMS responded to 52,815 calls for service and is a regional Basic Life Support Training Center for the American Heart Association and paramedics offer Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes for the community. Sedgwick County EMS selected as a 2011 “Health Care Hero” by the Wichita Business Journal for contributions to improving health care in Wichita and the surrounding area. In addition, Sedgwick County EMS was recognized for their tireless efforts in promoting EMS in Kansas by receiving the 2011 Advanced Life Support Service of the Year award presented by the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA). In 2010, Sedgwick County EMS has become the 142nd ambulance service in the United States to successfully complete the voluntary review process of the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence. Sedgwick County EMS is now the only ambulance service to be accredited in the state of Kansas. For more information, please visit Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service at http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/ems/index.asp.
About In Motion Technology Inc.
In Motion Technology is the leader in flexible, secure and enduring wireless systems to improve organization’s ability to communicate on the move. For EMS, In Motion Technology securely and reliably connects medics with the ER and operations which improves response times and patient outcomes. The company’s patented “Mobile Wireless Hot Spot System” (US Patent #7,382,771) turns ambulances into mobile ERs by creating a mobile wireless hotspot which connects wired and wireless devices like tablets, laptops, 12-Lead ECGs, video cameras, scanners, and printers to the hospital over any wireless network. The onBoard Mobility Manager enables IT administrators to remotely manage the mobile network, view the location of the fleet and be alerted of communications issues in real time. The onBoard Connection Manager enables EMS agencies to cost-effectively secure data through the system using any wireless network, without the need for software on each device. Today, In Motion’s solutions are used by more than 350municipal, healthcare, public safety, transportation and utility organizations worldwide. For more information, please call Stephanie Hughes-White at 604.523.2371 ext.541 or visit In Motion Technology at www.inmotiontechnology.com or www.twitter.com/inmotion_tech and www.facebook.com/inmotiontechnology.
About Bradshaw Consulting Services Inc.
Established in 1998 and located in Aiken SC, Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc. (BCS) believes that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can help make a positive impact in people's lives.BCS provides innovative GIS solutions to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public safety agencies around the world. The company offers a range of High Performance GIS solutions, Mobile GIS/GPS and Public Safety services to provide high economic efficiency, crime analysis, and fire response analysis through GIS with Mobile Area Routing & Vehicle Location Information System (MARVLIS). For more information, please visit Bradshaw Consulting Services at www.bcs-gis.com.