Every year nearly a quarter of a million people suffer from a STEMI (ST segment elevation myocardial infarct). We have developed an app that will decrease the time it takes for a physician to receive the critical information needed in order to prompt the start of interventions before the patient even reaches the hospital. The benefit of using this app compared to the current email based system is its speed, reliability, cost effectiveness and ease of use. Any healthcare provider that has the potential to lay a hand in the care of a STEMI patient needs to have this app.
The STEMI Alert app allows the healthcare provider to start the chain of life-saving interventions in a matter of seconds for patients suffering from a STEMI. EMS Agencies that utilize this app are able to activate early transmission to destination hospitals by using everyday technology. We believe that simple
concepts, such as self-explained text input and camera capturing, make this app stand out for its ease of use. This enables employers to equip quick service-wide training whether it be for EMS agencies, hospitals, urgent care centers or Dr. offices.
The STEMI Alert team works to customize the app to each specific community including EMS agencies, hospitals and other healthcare offices utilizing the STEMI Alert app. The app connects healthcare resources throughout communities by providing a direct link to those services.
The app’s simple and user-friendly design quickly provides physicians with the necessary patient information and a clear ECG so that early detection results in early activation of a cath-lab. Early activation of the cath-lab in the field has been proven to shave off the time it takes to provide the patient with a life-saving intervention. One study concluded that 92% of their patients reached a balloon to door time of < 60 minutes with early activation. Reference link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4427229/
In 2013 the American Heart Association recognized the significance that cellular technology could play in the early transmission of ECG. Displaying the results of a study funded by the University of Virginia, it was proven that this technology was quicker, more reliable and cost effective. That idea had not reached our fingertips until now with the potential to save millions of lives. More information on the study may be found by accessing the link: http://newsroom.heart.org/news/diagnosing-heart-attacks:-theres-an-app-for-that.
The STEMI Alert app was created by a team of medics who wanted to build an easier and more cost effective way to provide better patient care for their cardiac patients. Through the development of this app, smaller companies and departments now have the opportunity to be an integrative part in early transmission to local hospitals for STEMI Alert activation.
Currently, email based transmission for an EMS agency with around 20 med units can cost upwards of $15,000+ a year to maintain. On average, these transmission systems cost around $1,500 per unit to startup as well as monthly fees. With STEMI Alert there is a once-a-year activation fee of $20 per unit/device.
Remember that EMS service with 20 med units… they just cut their yearly transmission cost from $15,000 to $400 while also providing a quicker and easier route for doing so. No worries about having to use a particular network service, because you can use your local network provider.
The STEMI Alert team provides excellent customer support to ensure your system is established and working properly. For more information on the STEMI Alert app, visit our website www.stemi-alert.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with us also via Facebook and Twitter. @stemialertapp