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North Kansas City Hospital Receives EMS Data for Cancer Patient Transported Nearly 300 Miles, Even Before the Ambulance Arrives

NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO; MEDFORD, OK; and CONCORD, CA— an award-winning health-and safety technology firm that develops software to connect emergency response and medical transportation agencies with hospitals in real-time — is thrilled to announce that on May 30, 2019, it successfully cleared a key milestone in its effort to maximize workflow efficiency while connecting EMS and Fire agencies with the care facilities to which they transport patients. 

That day, Miller EMS, one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing private ambulance services, transported a patient suffering from liver cancer 275 miles from Tulsa to North Kansas City Hospital for specialized hospice care that was not locally available.  Miller EMS automatically began sharing data from its electronic patient care record (ePCR) system — MEDIVIEW— when the destination was selected.  Information from the ePCR flowed securely and became available to the hospital before the ambulance arrived.  Miller EMS has partnered with BLT since October 2016.   Miller EMS is also able to share data in real-time with facilities to which it transports patients across Oklahoma and as far away as greater Houston.  North Kansas City Hospital already had a node on the MEDIVIEW™ BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange (HIE) network because another BLT partner-client — the Excelsior Springs Fire Dept. — transports patients there.   

According to Jonathon Feit, Co-Founder & C.E.O. of Beyond Lucid Technologies: “This next-gen accomplishment by Miller EMS — leveraging the breadth of our national prehospital health information exchange, without any engineering work or additional cost — is a total validation of our innovation model.  It also means we are at a tipping point where enough hospitals are connected to the BEACON network that EMS agencies can transport across state lines and still anticipate long-sought real-time interoperability.  The technical feat is made even sweeter because this occurred in the city where Cerner is headquartered.  As my friend Tony Robbins, a pilot and Captain-Paramedic here at North Kansas City Fire, has pointed out: ‘If we can execute seamless air traffic control handoffs, we should be able to do the same with patients.’”

About Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc.

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  —  with a special focus on addressing the scourge of drug addiction. BLT’s “prehospital pipes” connect the dots for partner-clients in the U.S., Canada and Australia, with nearly 100 hospitals connected to the MEDIVIEW™ BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange as of June 2019.  The company has been called “Silicon Valley’s Emergency Medical Technology Experts.” Winner of the 2019 Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award for EMS Communications Platform; runner-up for the 2018 East Bay Innovation Award (IT & Comms category); winner of a 2014 EMS World Innovation Award and a 2015 JEMS “Hot Product.”