EMRTS & Tactical Wireless collaborate on telemedicine product development
The transmission of foetal and paediatric cardiac ultrasound.
Tactical Wireless Ltd and the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Cymru were awarded a grant, by the UK Space Agency (UKSA), at the end of September 2019, to carry out a project - Bonded Satellite and Cellular Communications to support Health and Social Care in Rural Wales
The EMRTS project lead was Dr David Rawlinson, Clinical Informatics & Research Manager, and the clinical lead was Professor Orhan Uzun, Consultant Paediatric and Foetal Cardiologist, Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Electrophysiologist, University Hospital of Wales.
The project was successfully concluded at the end of March 2020.
Since then, EMRTS and TWL have agreed to collaborate on the development of telemedicine products and, to date, 2 new products have been introduced, with more being planned. This collaboration has formed the basis of an agreement between TWL and the Welsh Air Ambulance Charity.
On Friday the 29th January 2021, Cardiff & Vale Health Charity issued a press release concerning Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy echo screening in neonates. This utilises one of the 2 products, referred to above, and has been the result of close cooperation between industry and the NHS – TWL, Dr Rawlinson of EMRTS and Professor Uzun.
Dr Rawlinson said “The key to the success of this collaboration has been the hands-on approach by TWL in understanding the user requirements and providing bespoke on site and remote support. It is already making a difference to patient care, and the use cases, whilst the most technically demanding, are only the tip of the iceberg considering the context of the pandemic and new ways of working “
Full detail available here.