Busy EMTs now have the ability to capture patient information faster and more accurately in the field than ever before with a new handheld wireless device – the DataFetch DF3D/AmbuPro EMS® TurboScan by OCI Software – which integrates seamlessly with the AmbuPro EMS ePCR software-hardware platform for on-site EMS incident management and reporting.
The new AmbuPro EMS TurboScan add-in component utilizes a rugged, one button Bluetooth technology scanner by DataFetch USA (link is www.datafetchusa.com) that quickly scans a driver’s license barcode, capturing essential identification in seconds’ time that otherwise can take up to several minutes to enter manually. The device’s integral display indicates scan status and any returned patient information. (To watch the product demo video, go to http://www.ambupro.net/video.aspx?vid=ktkA-4TysxE.)
Developed originally for use by responding police, and usable up to 200 ft., the DataFetch device not only captures critical identification information instantly but also eliminates the kinds of entry errors that occur routinely when typed in manually. In accident situations with multiple individuals involved, being able to scan drivers’ licenses within seconds saves considerable critical time and provides instant, accurate information. If an individual’s patient history is already in AmbuPro EMS’ data storage, the captured driver’s license information links to that information automatically, displaying for the EMT prior patient history and alerts, allergies and medications on the handheld device, enabling them to provide accurate, targeted care. For insurance and billing purposes, AmbuPro EMS TurboScan increases billing accuracy, eliminates duplicate patient records, and typing errors. For EMT units responding to thousands of calls every year, the time savings and reporting accuracy provided by the TurboScan add-in can be invaluable, increasing their on-site responsiveness and efficiency.
Developed within the past year in collaboration with DataFetch LLC of Hanover, MA and currently used by over 30 individual police departments in New England, Georgia and Florida, the DataFetch license scanner and display eliminates the need for the police officer to return to his vehicle to run a suspect’s driver’s license and the car’s VIN number through the national NCIC/CJIS data system. Not only does the scanner provide the police officer with instant driver information for his reporting needs, but it limits potential danger to the officer by indicating if the driver in question has a felony record, expired license, or has an outstanding warrant.
“The DataFetch handheld scanner for police use possesses an inherent crossover application for use by EMTs,” says Doug Furtado, OCI Software’s Vice President & Chief Technology Officer. “EMTs work closely with local police departments and are often on the scene together, every day. Once we heard about the device, we understood its potential for EMT use with our AmbuPro EMS platform.”
OCI Software has established first-use of the DataFetch barcode scanner technology within the EMS space. The scanner has been adapted to meet the reporting needs of EMTs who use AmbuPro EMS ePCR software. AmbuPro EMS, now available in its 11th product version, was developed for the EMS community by EMS professionals. It is an advanced, yet easy-to-use software and hardware solution for incident management and reporting. AmbuPro EMS instantly places vital patient information and incident history at the fingertips of fast-moving EMS personnel, supplying them with critical patient information for better decision making. The software improves compliance with regional and state requirements while streamlining claims and billing.
For more information on the new AmbuPro EMS TurboScan feature, visit the AmbuPro EMS website at www.ambupro.net and click on Features. Or contact the OCI Software Sales team directly at 508-678-3330 (option 6) or via e-mail at SALES.AmbuProEMS@OCISoftware.com.
For more information on the DataFetch DF3D, visit www.datafetchusa.com. To see the data sheet on the DF3D, go to http://www.datafetchusa.com/images/DF3D_Datasheet.pdf.