BSA Health System implements emergency response app in the panhandle

AMARILLO - BSA Health Systems said stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the U.S., with close to 800,000 cases each year.

Time is crucial and every delay in care impacts a stroke survivor’s chance at a full recovery. 

To minimize those delays and make emergency communication more efficient, BSA Health System has partnered with local EMS services to begin using the healthcare communication platform, Pulsara.

BSA said they are the first hospital in the panhandle to use Pulsara for STEMI and stroke communications both with EMS and within the hospital. 

We are told the app works in real-time, allowing for pre-registration of the patient, decreases time to treatment, as well as improves the overall outcome for patients.

Pulsara allows EMS services to provide vital information to the hospital quickly and securely by allowing first responders in the field to instantly and securely relay all information, including the patient’s name, symptoms, time of onset, vital signs, treatments being performed, and pictures of the EKG or another relevant image, to the hospital staff with just a few taps of a button. 

“Pulsara adds to the level of care being provided by BSA and regional EMS providers by increasing the level of communication between the EMS, BSA hospital personnel, and physicians,” said Matt Parker, Vice President of BSA Cardiovascular Services.

We are told this app allows physicians to obtain the necessary information to provide treatment faster.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Live Like an Olympian
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • At the Movies
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Weather
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Studio4
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News