RapidAI has announced the launch of its Rapid prehospital workflow solution for stroke, which optimises coordination between emergency medical services (EMS) providers and hospital care teams to help deliver patients the best care as fast as possible.
“Surviving a stroke can no longer be left to chance,” said Ryan A McTaggart, director of Interventional Neuroradiology at Rhode Island Hospital (Providence, USA). “Patients should not suffer unnecessarily because of practice variability, inadequate communication, and antiquated point-of-entry protocols for stroke. The RapidAI prehospital app is a groundbreaking tool created and designed by EMS professionals and specialised stroke teams to eliminate bottlenecks in care so patients can return home to their loved ones without disability. It is the holy grail for prehospital and in-hospital stroke teams eager to do the best they can for these patients.”
Recent studies show that every 10-minute delay in the hospital resulted in eight weeks of healthy life lost, according to a RapidAI press release. Furthermore, every one-hour delay in the hospital resulted in 11 months of healthy life lost. With the new prehospital solution, RapidAI is helping care teams give healthy life back to patients by embracing the value of smart workflows.
By streamlining communication and synchronising patient data, the RapidAI prehospital workflow apps help both EMS and hospitals strengthen patient care from initial intake and assessment all the way to discharge and follow-up. EMS teams using the prehospital workflow mobile app can follow a standardised stroke protocol and streamline data collection to help get patients to an appropriate hospital. Meanwhile, the hospital stroke team can use the prehospital workflow app to more easily collaborate with EMS in route by receiving and reviewing patient data, and starting the stroke workflow.
Laying the foundation for quicker, better care throughout every stage of the patient journey, the Rapid prehospital solution enables EMS providers to:
- Establish and follow a standardised stroke protocol
- Select appropriate hospitals for patient care
- Share critical patient data with hospitals and specialists in real time
- Receive feedback on patient outcomes
“The prehospital solution is a critical piece of our mission to revolutionise patient care for neurovascular and vascular diseases,” said Don Listwin, president and CEO of RapidAI. “Inefficient processes have serious consequences, and we are thrilled to lead the charge on shifting this paradigm for good. We will quickly evolve our prehospital solution beyond stroke to include STEMI [ST-elevation myocardial infarction] and trauma. After all, a stronger workflow between EMS and care teams results in stronger patient care all around.”