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Pulsara Version 6.4 Delivers No Tricks, Only Treats.

Today Pulsara released version 6.4 of the care coordination platform. The updates are are summarized below: 

EMS Unit and EMS Shift

 

EMS Unit Numbers

Many customers requested the ability for EMS medics to specify the EMS Unit number for each patient they transport to a hospital. Starting in 6.4, users can configure the list of EMS Units available at your EMS Agency, and medics can select their Unit and associated phone number at the start of their shift.

And now, hospital users can easily see the EMS Unit for each patient and quickly tap the phone button to call the Unit.

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Pulsara Releases App Version 6.3 to Include DOB Feature [Press Release]

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BOZEMAN, MT -- SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 -- Today Pulsara announced the release of app version 6.3, which includes the ability for users to quickly and easily add the patient’s DOB to assist in pre-registration of the patient. This saves the Emergency Department time, allowing them to get patients into the operating room sooner if such treatment is required. 

 Additional functionalities included in version 6.3 are as follows. 
 

Improved Patient User Interface

6.3 features an improved flow so users can more quickly see full patient details — and edit those details if changes are needed:

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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Sets New Precedent for Emergency Care Using Mobile Technology [Press Release]

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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is the first hospital on the west coast to use the healthcare communication platform, Pulsara, and the first in the nation to use the company's Prehospital Alerting Package.

BOZEMAN, MT -- SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 -- Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the U.S., with close to 800,000 cases each year. The outcome can be devastating, and every delay in care impacts a stroke survivor’s chance at a full recovery. To minimize those delays and make emergency communication more efficient, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, has partnered with several local EMS services to begin using the healthcare communication platform, Pulsara.

PeaceHealth Southwest is the first hospital on the west coast to use Pulsara for STEMI and stroke communications both with EMS and within the hospital, and the first in the nation to use the company's Prehospital Alerting Package for all EMS-transferred patients.

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Miami Valley Hospital Uses Mobile Technology to "Change the Game for Stroke Treatment."

Pulsara was featured in a news clip and article from Fox 45, a local Miami news station, as a service that could "change the game for stroke treatment." The article pointed out that during medical emergencies, every second matters -- particularly when it comes to stroke. "Time is tissue; brain tissue, that is," stated the authors.

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Pulsara Releases Version 6.2, Debuting 'Flexible Teams' Feature [Press Release]

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Bozeman, MT – August 16, 2017  Pulsara announced today the release of software version 6.2. The highlight of the release is the Flexible Teams feature, which allows hospital admins to create, assign and alert unlimited CUSTOM teams. In addition, users can now go on call for custom teams, with the option of being assigned for MULTIPLE hospitals at the same time. "This feature is a big step in our efforts to make Pulsara work for YOU and your unique system," said Erich Hannan, Chief Development Officer.

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Fierce Innovation Awards:  Healthcare Edition Program Announces 2017 Finalists, Pulsara Recognized [Press Release]

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Bozeman, MT – July 25, 2017 – Pulsara announced today that the company has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition 2017, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthcare. Pulsara was recognized as a finalist in the category of Digital/Mobile Health Solutions.

Pulsara was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry leading product, the Pulsara Prehospital Alerting Package. Finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of judges from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems.  The panel included Terry Booker, VP Corporate and Business Development, Independence Blue Cross (IBC); Roy DeLaMar, Internal Business Communications Manager, Cigna; Neal Ganguly, VP and CIO, JFK Health System; Deborah Gordon, VP Marketing Sales and Product Strategy, Tufts Health Plan; Jessica Grosset, VC of IT, Infrastructure and Operation, Mayo Clinic; Kurt Cwak, CIO, Proliance Surgeons; Roger Neal, CIO and VP, Information Technology, Duncan Regional Hospital; Todd Richardson, Senior VP/CIO, Aspirus; Edward Ricks, VP and CIO, Information Services, Beaufort Memorial Hospital; and Julie Slezak, EVP, Clinical Analytics, GNS Healthcare.

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine Implements Smartphone Technology to Improve Communications for Emergency Conditions [Press Release]

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The hospital is the first in the Baylor Scott & White Health – North Texas Division to implement the technology.

Bozeman, MT, June 27, 2017 -- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine has implemented a new technology called Pulsara to improve the communication technologies and protocols for patients experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attack.

The Pulsara platform runs as an application on the smartphones of the medics in the field and each member of the care team at the hospital. The app allows paramedics or EMTs in the field who recognize a stroke or STEMI to simply tap a button on their smartphones, which then notifies everyone on the hospital team that an ambulance is on its way with the critical patient. As the paramedic enters more information, such as the patient’s medical history and vital signs, every member of the team is instantly updated.

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Pulsara Introduces App Version 6.1 [Press Release]

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Bozeman, MT – June 20, 2017 – Pulsara has announced the launch of their newest app version 6.1, which includes many feature requests from current clients. The company detailed the new functionalities in their release notes, which included the following. 

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Pulsara's Prehospital Alerting Package Selected as a JEMS Hot Product from EMS Today 2017 [Press Release]

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Pulsara's Prehospital Alerting Package among 30 innovative new products for emergency medical services and prehospital care.

Bozeman, MT, June 6, 2017 -- Pulsara and JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) are proud to announce the selection of Pulsara’s Prehospital Alerting Package as a Hot Product from the JEMS EMS Today Conference & Exposition, which was held February 23–25 in Salt Lake City.

Pulsara was selected after a team of eight judges consisting of emergency medical services (EMS) product specialists, physicians, educators, managers and paramedics reviewed a host of products designed to not only improve the ability to deliver optimal emergency medical care to sick and injured patients, but also allow EMS agencies to do it safely, more efficiently and with enhanced comfort for the patient.

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Pulsara featured in Australian News Story as Second International Hospital Begins Use of the Platform

Pulsara was featured last week in a news article on Australian news site, The Courier after Ballarat Base Hospital, Pulsara's second international hospital client, began a pilot of the platform. Ballarat will leverage Pulsara to receive real-time information about a patient’s condition from local paramedics to get the entire emergency department, cardiac, neurology and other specialists and departments on the same page.

Image: The Courier -- Paramedics use Pulsara to alert hospitals of incoming patients and reduce treatment times.

According to the article, Ambulance Victoria clinical manager Grant Hocking said “Time is of the essence for cardiac and stroke patients. This app puts everyone on the same page, synchronizing our communication not just to the emergency department but specialists within the hospital as well.”

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