EMSConnect also provides EMS professionals the opportunity to follow-up with consenting patients to find out how their recovery is going.
Information provided through the app encompasses 58 Southwest and West Central Ohio hospitals and free-standing emergency services, and ensures EMS teams know which locations are closest and best equipped for corresponding emergency needs.
Burke stressed the device wouldn’t directly route patients to the UC health system.
“At UC Health, we are committed to developing innovative solutions to overcome clinical and operational obstacles,” Burke said. “That’s why we were proactive in creating this tool and put it into the pockets of EMS professionals who serve on the front lines of healthcare.”