Speed & Competence through next generation telemedicine
Zebra Academy streamlines urgent patient care by integrating pre-hospital and in-hospital procedures. By bringing the medical expert virtually in the ambulance, we believe it is possible to win those minutes that will make the difference in outcome for patients while the ambulance staff cares for them. Critical data (e.g. vital parameters, symptoms, …) can already be gathered & shared with the hospital staff (e.g. radiologist, neurologist, nurse, …) through the Zebra Web Platform in order to be ready for the arrival of the patient. Strokes represent a life-threatening condition which has a huge socio-economic impact. To maximise the chances of good outcome for patients it is recognized by the stroke community that speed & competence are crucial in order to give the right treatment to the patient within the right timeframe. Research concludes that efficient patient triage and effective pre-hospital procedures lead to a more positive outcome for patients.
The PreSSUB Technology ("Prehospital TeleStroke Study at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel") has been developed by the “Center for Neurosciences” of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and UZ Brussel, also in collaboration with the VUB-department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO) to improve outcome for stroke patients by redesigning acute stroke care using a wireless telemedicine platform.