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Montgomery County Hospital District Uses Pulsara to Assess COVID-19 Patients

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On April 14th, MissionCritical Communications featured the Montgomery County Hospital District’s partnership with Pulsara in an article about public safety apps that are helping frontline workers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) is located just north of Houston and covers 1,100 square miles. MCHD is using Pulsara to remotely assess COVID-19 patients and avoid unnecessary exposure, both for physicians and for patients. Using the Pulsara app, MCHD first responders are able to assess the patient’s situation and transmit their information to the hospital, allowing physicians to view electrocardiograms (EKGs), pulse/oxygen readings, and other relevant data. Physicians based at the hospital can then advise EMS on the best way to move forward. 

“The connectivity allows for MCHD physicians to do a telehealth patient assessment with real-time data through the Pulsara mobile application,” said James Campbell, MCHD chief of EMS. Pulsara creates a clear line of communication between EMS and the hospital, minimizing miscommunications and helping clinicians make informed decisions about how to treat patients. This gives emergency responders the ability to triage without having to transport patients, minimizing the risk of exposing other healthcare providers and patients to COVID-19. 

Read the full article here.

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