nSightify puts life-saving and cost-effective technology in the hands of those who need it the most.
Austin, TEXAS, 05.15.2020 – nSightify, a new and fast-growing company in the First Responder and EMS health-tech space, has launched a new addition to the nSights app. Since March this year, nSights offers Telehealth to companies operating in the First Responder or EMS space. The nSights app allows First Responders to connect to clinicians in real-time and enables video chat Telehealth capabilities.
“We had an existing communications platform that included chat, voice, and video, so adding the Telehealth component was the logical next step,” said John Dadey (CEO and Co-Founder). In emergency healthcare, every second is vital towards saving a life. Through nSightify’s Telehealth facility, first responders have instant and direct access to on-duty clinicians. nSightify leverages the Vonage API Platform which provides real-time video communications that allow organizations to deliver secure and HIPAA-compliant Telehealth capabilities and communications capabilities.
nSights Telehealth offers the following benefits and capabilities:
No data is stored on users’ devices
Screen share allows for remote access to ePCR data in real-time
Visibility into clinicians availability
Our intuitive interface is designed specifically for EMS
Works on phones or tablets running iOS or Android
Supports text chat, video chat, and file transfer
Call summary data is automatically saved
“One common theme from the agencies we worked with, was it had to be extremely simple to use for both the provider and the clinician – we have certainly accomplished that with one-click connectivity,” stated John. Having the capability to see if a clinician is currently available allows the first responder to connect to the right resource immediately and save time. Also, nSights enables the clinician to view the information contained in the electronic patient care report (ePCR), in real-time as if they were with the first responder patient side. The innovative capabilities of nSightify give the clinician insights into any data, such as EKG readings, vital signs, and past patient history. The Telehealth addition of nSights is seamless, innovative, and is fully integrated with the nSightify application.
Agencies can spin up a new clinical provider in minutes, making the ability to scale demand as needed. Organizations can use their team member’s mobile devices as a useful and real-time communication tool. With the mobile-first Telehealth function, medics can use the application to initiate a chat or video call with any doctor on shift. Also, agencies can keep up to date on the full spectrum of patient care and team performance. nSights offer companies thorough and real-time information sharing but still keeping in line with industry guidelines and regulations, as well as offer valuable services and support.
EMS is a challenging industry to work in and is demanding not only physically but mentally. There are numerous challenges that EMS providers face which compromise their mental health and well-being including acute stress incidents and chronic stress that accumulates from their day-to-day EMS roles. With the everyday hustle and bustle, it is easy for EMS leaders to forget how important it is that their front-line providers are mentally fit and well enough to perform at a high standard.
History has proven that being a valued member of a team is fulfilling, rewarding, increases productivity, and most of all is a fun experience. However, these statements are only valid for team leaders who foster a positive team environment. EMS is a stressful industry and can be overwhelming at times, especially for EMS team members. Because of this, it is vital that leaders of EMS teams not only establish a productive team environment, but that they give regular and consistent praise for hard work provided by the team and its members, and show gratitude for the efforts that it takes to perform in such a challenging line of work.
Leaders who encourage a positive team environment: Continue reading “Praise and Gratitude in EMS, It Matters to Your Team It’s Vital to Your Organization”
Harnessing Data for Cultural Improvements: Using your everyday data to identify, communicate, & advocate for your EMS team members
Data and Mental Health Awareness
If your EMS system is like most, you have probably noticed the rise in attention being called to mental health awareness and the need for improvements to the EMS culture. Suicides are at an all-time high for Fire and EMS providers and many organizations are stepping up to the challenge of making real and impactful changes to the mental health and wellbeing of their team members. Peer support groups are amongst the most popular options for beginning this process. However, organizations can also tap into their everyday data to gain a better understanding of their providers’ mental health, and today we will show you how.
Objective vs. Subjective Data in EMS: How to tell the difference
At first, the difference between objective and subjective data seems to be pretty simple….but dig into the data that EMS collects and you can easily find yourself second guessing just what you thought was straightforward about it.
The truth is, however, that it IS simple; we tend to overcomplicate things when we focus too heavily on them. So let’s talk about it…
Meriam Webster defines objective as an adjective “involving or deriving from sense perception or experience with actual objects, conditions, or phenomena.” This tells us that something objective can be understood by utilizing our five senses; it is either a measurement or an observation that we take note of.