EMED AIR AMBULANCE JAMAICAEMED Global Jamaica Limited (EMED), the Jamaican ground and air ambulance evacuation service, has launched a website that will see persons across the globe gaining access to medical services here in Jamaica while being able to chat directly with local doctors online.
According to its creators, one aim is to get persons to come to Jamaica to seek health care, which, despite the challenges, is among the best in the world, according to Duane Boise, president/CEO of Emedical Global Jamaica.
Boise told the Observer, at an exclusive demonstration of the website last Thursday, that this is intended to boost the country’s fledgling health tourism sector.
“This dynamic mobile health solution lets its members connect to the health information and local care they need, when they need it, by providing first-aid information, searchable health topics, a symptom navigator, a GPS-enabled local health-care search that includes doctors, hospitals, urgent care, retail clinics and pharmacies, and even information about exclusive EMED member discounts,” Boise said.

The company said the website, www.emedlifeline.com has all the benefits of Facebook.
Boise explained: “It is the only medical/social website for Jamaica. Persons can join up, add friends, put up profiles, chat to each other. It has a media blog, just about everything that Facebook does, while also building a network with specialists.”
The website was launched in collaboration with EBIX, a leading supplier of on-demand software and e-commerce services to the international health-care and insurance industry.
Version two of the application, which will come on stream shortly, is expected to allow patients to visit an online appointment centre and connect to their doctors, make appointments, while also accessing pharmaceuticals.
“EMED realizes that the ability to immediately search for physicians via mobile devices gave it the opportunity to provide a better member experience,” Boise said. “Members could quickly and conveniently take a more active role in their own health, as well as more easily find ground ambulances, air ambulances, physicians, and hospital facilities. A mobile connection to members would also give EMED the opportunity to gain a more intimate understanding of their members in order to customise messaging according to specific member needs.”
Medical director of Emedical Global Jamaica, Dr Neville Johnson, said the website would be of significant benefit to Jamaican clients.
“Getting immediate access to the most frequently needed first-aid information categorised into four areas — emergency ground ambulance, emergency air ambulance evacuation, symptom diagnosis and minor injuries and poisoning — even without a wireless connection, is great for Jamaicans.”
EMED presently serves the Caribbean through the company’s air ambulance/health-care benefits business and, according to Boise:
“As the market leader in the emergency air ambulance service and group benefit market, mobile solutions like this help us flex our innovation muscle, enabling us to deliver a better user experience to our members,” Boise said.
EMED also recently signed an agreement with one of Jamaica’s largest labour unions.

Rea Chin Bowen is an 11 year old Jamaican girl who has been faced with a journey that no child deserves. She has had 3 major surgeries in the past 6 weeks and is still in a critical state. The local Jamaican hospital has categorically stated that they are no longer able to provide her with the emergency care that she needs right now. EMED, Jamaica’s air and ground ambulance company provided emergency medical evacuation services to save Rea. The family is in need o funds to pay for her treatment expenses at a Florida hospital that can hopefully increase her chances at survival.

The first surgery involved the removal of her ovary which was completely devoured by a tumor which was partially cancerous at stage 1 grade 2. The 2nd surgery came just 1 week later with the clearing of an intestinal blockage and the removal of the omentum. With further surgery complications such as adhesions on the intestines, inability to eat solid food for weeks, significant weight loss and general deterioration of the body. The 3rd surgery started with the hope to complete an intestinal bypass via the duodenum. However, they discovered further masses on the intestines.

EMED was the only hope to have her transferred to a hospital that was properly equipped with a competent paediatric hematology and oncology unit. Please help us to get her the medical assistance that she needs to live.

 

EMED air and ground ambulance provides life saving services

EMED air and ground ambulance provides life saving services

Despite what some might lead you to believe, the future of healthcare will not be driving your car to your next doctor’s appointment. It will be logging into a website or mobile app for a video consult with your team of healthcare providers from your home. Experts estimate that there are more than one billion physician consults in the United States each year and more than 50 percent of them could be done online. Telemedicine is in its infancy and will fundamentally change the structure of society in the United States as we know it.

Here are five trends to be on the lookout for as telemedicine evolves in the future:

1. The Global Obesity Epidemic:

One out of three Jamaicans are obese and another third are overweight. Obesity and being overweight are risk factors for the most preventable conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The current Jamaican healthcare system has failed miserably to address this epidemic. As this trend continues, technology companies will step in and obese patients will be prescribed digital therapeutics such as online wellness coaching with a registered dietitian who will monitor their exercise, sleep, and nutrition data from their Apple iWatch.

2. Integration of Real-Time Wearable Device Data With Video Consults:

More than 90 million wearable devices will be shipped to consumers in 2014. This lifestyle data will be integrated into centralized locations such as Apple’s Health Kit. EMED services will integrate wearable device data into wellness and telehealth portals. Users will be able to do video consults with their healthcare providers while screen sharing, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and other types of data transmitted from their wearable devices. Online health coaching programs will use wearable devices and video consults to address the global obesity epidemic and help people live a healthier lifestyle.

3. Enhancement of Hardware in Wearable Technologies:

Software companies such as EMEDHEALTHTECHNOLOGY.com will act as centralized hubs for telehealth and wearable device data. As wearable devices become more advanced, it will make online wellness software more robust. For example, technology which is coming out this year will analyze your liquid decisions in real time – beer, water, wine, or coke will all be recorded in the cloud. New devices will allow you to perform urinalysis at home. Exercise sensors will be embedded in clothing such as Ralph Lauren’s new wearable fitness shirt. WiFi cooking boards will measure your food by weight as you cook. Wearables will help us live the healthiest lifestyle possible and enables health coaches to steer us in the right direction with the data they collect.

4. Adoption of Lifestyle Medicine in Primary Care:

In June 2012, the American Medical Association adopted a resolution that called for all physicians to “acquire and apply the 15 clinical competencies of lifestyle medicine, and offer evidence-based lifestyle medicine interventions as the first and primary more of preventing and, when appropriate, treating chronic disease with clinical medicine.” This provides an enormous opportunity for primary care physicians to use wearable devices to monitor the diet, exercise, sleep, weight, blood pressure, blood glucose, and other types of data using wearable devices. In the future, primary care physicians will each have a health coach in their practice to monitor the wearable device data of their patients and do telehealth consults.

6. Big Data and Machine Learning:

The current approach to obesity is a one-size-fits-all model. In the future, wearable sensors will feed into a centralized personal health record and will make algorithmic recommendations to your lifestyle such as exercising more on the weekend and making dietary recommendations. Computer science will assist healthcare providers with making real-time lifestyle recommendations to patients on a daily basis.

Jimenez, known as Barbie to her friends, is coming back to the United States.

“We want to help Barbara. We have the ability to transport her home [and] provide for her medical care,” Congressman David Jolly said.

On Wednesday, Congressman Jolly announced the University of South Florida student from Immokalee would receive free transportation from Air Ambulance Service EMED JAMAICA to Tampa General Hospital.

On August 3rd, Barbie was injured in a car crash in Cuba while visiting family. She went into a coma, but is not out if and recovering. Her friends were raising thousands of dollars to help pay for her trip home.

“It was really a great thing to hear that she was getting better, and also going to be able to come back and continue her recovery,” said Jorge Perez, Tutor Corps. College coordinator.

Jorge Perez works at the Guadalupe Center, where Barbie received college guidance services. She checked in with Perez right before she left for Cuba.

“She was like ‘Oh, I’m going to go to Cuba. It’s probably going to be really hard for you to get in touch with me.’ So she left her information to get ready to start the fall semester,” said Perez.

“There really is no greater role model than a student who can come back into a classroom and lead the class and talk about their experiences,” said Megan McCarthy with the Guadalupe Center.

McCarthy says Barbie was teaching 2nd grade students about world cultures this summer. Barbie herself was interning in Tallahassee in the legislature this spring and is interested in politics and law.

It’s only fitting that EMED JAMAICA AIR AMBULANCE helped bring her home.

“She has a lot more to do in this world and has a lot more people to help,” said Pres & CEO Duane Boise.

EMED JAMAICA GLOBAL LTD. HOSTS WEBINAR ON CHICKUNGUNYA

20 Jan 2015
EMED JAMAICA GLOBAL LTD. HOSTS WEBINAR ON CHICKUNGUNYA
EMED Jamaica Global Ltd.(EMED), Jamaica’s premier ground & air ambulance company invites you to join them and the Global Virus Network Experts for a Webinar on Chickungunya, on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 1pm.
CLICK HERE FOR WEBINAR:
http://www.ust-global.com/en/index.php/global-virus-network-january-27-2015
Duane Boise – President of EMED Jamaica stated that “two of the World’s Top Experts on Chickungunya, Dr. Scott Weaver of the University of Texas Medical Center and Dr. Marc LeCuit of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France will provide updates on the status of the epidemic, the likely spread of the virus, the latest research on vaccines and treatments. Both Dr’s will be available to answer questions about the outbreaks and the ongoing impact to business, travel and commerce”.
It will be an engaging and informative webinar and EMED hopes everyone will be able to join in and get the latest updates on research, vaccines, and answers to your questions to protect yourselves and your loved ones.  Global Virus Network (GVN.org) is a coalition of the world’s leading medical virologists working together to prevent illness and death from viral disease.
Chickungunya (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne virus that causes high fever and severe, often chronic joint pain.  In late 2013 it emerged in the Americas for the first time and has since spread rapidly throughout the region, infecting more than 1 million in the Caribbean and North, South, and Central America.  CHICKV is very debilitating and has caused significant workplace disruptions in a number of the Countries hardest hit by the outbreak, with large percentages of the labor force missing work due to the symptoms related to the virus.
EMED is a Jamaican-based company that facilitates access to affordable healthcare solutions through out the Caribbean, Central and South America. It provides air ambulance evacuation, ground ambulance services and healthcare services, healthcare technology solutions, employer/employee benefit plans, medical marketing and promotional activities, continuity of care, and case management services as part of the end-to-end solution that it provides. “We are committed to ensuring our Jamaican and Caribbean members have access to internationally recognized high quality and professional services by our partners.” said EMED’s President Duane Boise.
For more information please visit http://www.airambulancejamaica.com.  EMED serves the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), Jamaica’s largest trade union comprised of mostly government workers, CPJ, the Caribbean’s largest food distribution company, many international spa resort hotels employees and tourist, and most recently The Tryall Club, one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts.
For Emergency Air or Ground Ambulance call EMED 275-1119.

876-275-1119 or 876-312-1119 CALL FOR EMERGENCY EVACUATION SERVICES

EMED JAMAICA Uses Video Telemedicine Technology While Transporting Ground & Air Ambulance Patients

EMED, Jamaica’s premier ground, air ambulance and medical assistance company, today announced that it is providing transportation to hospitals and other healthcare sites throughout the Caribbean region, utilizing video telemedicine technology as an experiment in an effort to provide better care for patients.

“EMED offers an integrated air ambulance, ground ambulance and medical assistance service program. EMED offers services for local Jamaicans, United State citizens and Canadian citizens who are vacationing in the Caribbean and are in need of emergency medical assistance. EMED uses sophisticated technology solutions which allow health data to get to EMED’s care providers within the critical time period needed to result in a positive patient outcome,” said Duane Boise, the company’s President and CEO.

With EMED’s already advanced patient transportation capabilities, the venture with video telemedicine technology does not come as a surprise. The company will be installing a 911 emergency button in its websites allowing for an EMT, nurse and patient, all to be connected by way of the Internet. This will allow EMED EMT’s to transmit live video and audio from an ambulance to a doctor in an emergency who will be able to watch the video stream on a tablet or desktop computer. Virtual medical exams where doctors in distant locations evaluate patients online are nothing new. Video consultations have traditionally connected patients in rural areas to specialists at urban medical centers.

EMED offers the potential to expand video interactions into all corners of the health care industry due to its mobility. Plans are set to begin testing the video telemedicine platform with Health City in Cayman Islands later this month. The EMED telemedicine platform that will be sending the patient information to a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider is HIPPA compliant with an advanced encryption technology that protects the privacy of the patients personal health information. “EMED also has created a virtual waiting room which will be integrated into its websites so patients can securely talk face to face with a member of the EMED care team, at any time, through any smart phone, tablet or computer.” says, Bipin Thomas, EMED’s Chief Technology Officer. This new EMED experimental video telemedicine technology allows EMED’s doctors and nurses to provide care to many Caribbean citizens living in rural areas without easy access to medical centers.

A recent study released by a US based health care system reported that; Home telehealth services reduced hospital admissions by 35% and further reduced bed days of care by 59%. This potentially could reduce the accident and emergency room long waiting periods for the Jamaican public health care system, and also reduce the spreading of germs. In the near future EMED will be adding a remote patient monitoring system for patients to use at their home. This will keep patients linked to the EMED care team allowing for updated health information to be transmitted. It also will help stem the spread of infectious diseases and virus’s.

EMED Air and Ground Ambulance Jamaica rolls out video telemedicine technology

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EMED JAMAICA Uses Video Telemedicine Technology While Transporting Patients An EMED EMT is testing in-route transmission of patient conditions to hospital doctors who are monitoring the situation via tablet or desktop computer.

 

EMED, Jamaica’s premier ground, air ambulance and medical assistance company, today announced that it is providing transportation to hospitals and other healthcare sites throughout the Caribbean region, utilizing video telemedicine technology as an experiment in an effort to provide better care for patients. “EMED offers an integrated air ambulance, ground ambulance and medical assistance service program. EMED offers services for local Jamaicans, United State citizens and Canadian citizens who are vacationing in the Caribbean and are in need of emergency medical assistance. EMED uses sophisticated technology solutions which allow health data to get to EMED’s care providers within the critical time period needed to result in a positive patient outcome,” said Duane Boise, the company’s President and CEO. With EMED’s already advanced patient

 

transportation capabilities, the venture with video telemedicine technology does not come as a surprise. The company will be installing a 911 emergency button in its websites allowing for an EMT, nurse and patient, all to be connected by way of the Internet. This will allow EMED EMT’s to transmit live video and audio from an ambulance to a doctor in an emergency who will be able to watch the video stream on a tablet or desktop computer. Virtual medical exams where doctors in distant locations evaluate patients online are nothing new. Video consultations have traditionally connected patients in rural areas to specialists at urban medical centers. EMED offers the potential to expand video interactions into all corners of the health care industry due to its mobility. Plans are set to begin testing the video telemedicine platform with Health City in Cayman Islands later this month.

 

The EMED telemedicine platform that will be sending the patient information to a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider is HIPPA compliant with an advanced encryption technology that protects the privacy of the patients personal health information. “EMED also has created a virtual waiting room which will be integrated into its websites so patients can securely talk face to face with a member of the EMED care team, at any time, through any smart phone, tablet or computer.” says, Bipin Thomas, EMED’s Chief Technology Officer.

This new EMED experimental video telemedicine technology allows EMED’s doctors and nurses to provide care to many Caribbean citizens living in rural areas without easy access to medical centers. A recent study released by a US based health care system reported that; Home telehealth services reduced hospital admissions by 35% and further reduced bed days of care by 59%. This potentially could reduce the accident and emergency room long waiting periods for the Jamaican public health care system, and also reduce the spreading of germs.

In the near future EMED will be adding a remote patient monitoring system for patients to use at their home. This will keep patients linked to the EMED care team allowing for updated health information to be transmitted. It also will help stem the spread of infectious diseases and virus’s.

When Google announced in January that it was pulling its line of smart glasses off the shelves, many were quick to label Google Glass and emergency telemedicine a “bust.” Fortunately, the product’s failure as a consumer product has stimulated other telemedicine enterprise solutions, especially in the healthcare sector.

For example, EMED, a Kingston, Jamaican based ground ambulance, air ambulance, and medical concierge company is now offering telemedicine services, and is behind the first line of ground ambulance and air ambulances in the Caribbean region to use EMED TELEMEDICINE to visually connect patients and paramedics in the field to doctors. “This week, the company is rolling out 3 ambulances with telemedicine enabled devices that feature software enabling paramedics to transmit live audio and video to hospitals and doctors anywhere in the world” said Duane Boise President & Ceo of EMED. Prior to this development, paramedics would have to communicate with doctors via a two-way radio or a cell phone. With EMED’s new telemedicine application , the paramedics can now send real-time footage of the patient directly to a hospital tablet or desktop while the ambulance is en-route. This provides doctors with critical visual information even before the patient arrives. EMED was demoing its telemedicine program this week at the TRYALL Club in Montego Bay Jamaica; check it out: www.emedhealthtechnology.com

“At EMED, we work hard to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to equipping our ambulances with the latest medical technology innovations,” said EMED CTO Bipin Thomas. “The EMED telemedicine technology is particularly helpful in medical situations involving health risks that require visual assessment for treatment, such as trauma, burns, cardiac arrest, strokes and seizures.” Also, because privacy is a major concern with, especially when it pertains to health data, the company spent two years developing the program, complying with every HIPAA regulation regarding security and patient privacy. Explained Duane Boise,

“You’ll never find a cookie-cutter approach with EMED. We always look for ways to help our partner hospitals and doctors to operate more safely and efficiently. We’re known for customizing our services, and training and educating EMED and EMT staff, to meet the specific needs of our partners, and we’re approaching our rollout of the EMED Telemedicine platform with this same commitment to excellence.”

Kingston,Jamaica- April 6, 2015

EMED Jamaica Global Ltd.(EMED), announced that it has signed a multi year agreement with Vinci Construction Grand Projets the world largest construction company by revenue listed at Euronext’s Paris Stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 Index.

“Under this agreement VInci employees and contractors will have prompt access to EMED ground ambulance, air ambulance, and medical assistance services that allows them direct access to local and international healthcare facilities.” said Duane Boise EMED’s CEO and President. “Vinci was specifically impressed with EMED’s technology solutions that offer their employee base an EMED personal health record system allowing for continuity of care in an emergency event.” said Bipin Thomas EMED’s Director of Product Development.

EMED, having an agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE : THC), one of the largest healthcare networks in South Florida, with facilities conveniently located in communities throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, will allow quick access to their facilities. Tenet Florida’s commitment to being the industry leader in quality healthcare delivery is reflected in the more than 250 prestigious industry awards its hospitals have received from some of the leading healthcare quality rating agencies in the U.S. As a network, Tenet Florida’s hospitals offer world-class healthcare and specialized centers of excellence in the areas of major trauma, bariatric surgery, cardiovascular medicine, orthopedics, neonatal care level III (the highest certification), obstetrics, oncology, comprehensive and primary stroke facilities, pediatric cardiology and neurosurgery and a gamma knife centre. For more information contact www.tenethealth.com.

VINCI is a French concessions and construction company founded in 1899 as Société Générale d’Enterprises. It employs over 179,000 people and is the largest construction company in the world by revenue.Vinci is listed at Euronext’s Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index. Its head office is in Rueil-Malmaison. Through out the world, VINCI Construction Grands Projets designs and builds major civil engineering structures (tunnels, bridges, dams, liquefied natural gas storage tanks, road and rail infrastructure) and buildings (skyscrapers, shopping centers, hotels, major industrial facilities, nuclear power plants, etc.). As a complement to the company’s high level of expertise, its consummate engineering skills, and expert project management abilities, VINCI Construction Grands Projets practices a policy of involvement at the local level wherever it operates, partnering with local firms and companies, enabling it to deploy wide-ranging yet modular solutions. These solutions, including technical assistance, turnkey projects, and maintenance programs, respond to the many different needs of a broad range of private- and publicsector clients.

For more information contact http://www.vinci.com/vinci.nsf/en/index.htm

EMED is a Jamaican-based company that facilitates access to affordable healthcare solutions through out the Caribbean, Central and South America. It provides air ambulance evacuation, ground ambulance services and healthcare services, healthcare technology solutions, employer/employee benefit plans, medical marketing and promotional activities, continuity of care, and case management services as part of the end-to-end solution that it provides. “We are committed to ensuring our Jamaican and Caribbean members have access to internationally recognized high quality and professional services offered by Tenet” said EMED’s medical director Dr. Mohamed Basir. For more information please visit www.emedlifeline.com EMED serves the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), Jamaica’s largest trade union comprised of mostly government workers, many international spa resort hotels, employees and tourist , and most recently COK Sodality Credit Union (COK), part of Jamaica’s 900,000 member credit union groups. www.airambulancejamaica.com