Ambulance Tracking System (ATS) for Hospitals  Ambulances are universally characterized into three types:

a)    Advanced Life Support Ambulance

b)    Basic Life Support Ambulance

      c)    Patient Transport Ambulance
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 For each type of Ambulance there are well set standards relating to design, providing medical equipment and other requirements like providing medical and paramedical staff, communication means etc. Each Government lays down the guidelines / Requirements for each of these three types of Ambulances. (For looking at such requirements/ Guidelines laid down by Government of National Capital Region please click here).  

As per these guidelines essentially Design and Equipment of Advanced life support ambulance and Basic life support ambulance is similar. The differences are in the medical equipment and staff available in the Ambulance. For the Advanced Life Support Ambulance, for communication there has to be Two-way radio communication (UHF, VHF) between EMT, dispatcher, and medical direction (physician) or Cellular phone.

Ambulance Tracking and Management System by i-Diagnosis: i-Diagnosis provides two types of system .  a) GPS device only, and b) GPS device along with Telemedicine System.

a) Installation of a GPS on the Ambulance, is making it possible not only in making available the ambulance in shortest possible time by locating the nearest Ambulance but also for estimating the time and getting alert (with Geo fencing) for arrival of the Ambulance at the Hospital. Thus hospital can get ready to receive the patient and avoid any time loss or initial hiccups. This system provides normal advantages of the GPS based fleet management system.

b) Addition of Telemedicine facility because of improvement of the communication facilities like availability of 3G or 4G is making it technically and economically viable. Addition of Telemedicine  is making it possible to make use of the travel time of the Ambulance for carrying out not only necessary support from the Hospital like any medication to be done but also for completing initial necessary procedures like recording patient’s medical problem, demographic details, allergies, and vital inputs like body temperature, pulse rate and  thus enabling patient’s treatment immediately on reaching the hospital without loss of vital initial time.

c) For providing integrated GPS and Telemedicine facility technical requirement are:                                     i)    Installation of a GPS device,                                                                                                              ii)   A Desk top or lap top computer with Telemedicine software and a communication mean which could  be 3G SIM or via 4G or satellite communication mean or UHF/VHF.                                                                iii)  Video Camera, and                                                                                                                           iv)  Medical equipment (digital thermometer, digital stethoscope, ECG etc) need be DICOM compliant so that the data from them can be communicated to the hospital and advice from the specialist in the Hospital can be received. 

The schematic diagram for the Telemedicine is given below. (Detailed working of a Telemedicine system can be seen by visiting www.idiagnosis.co. or click here)

Telemedicine Working

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