Technology is here to stay – and save

There is no denial of the impact of technology in our lives, from making our daily chores easier to keeping us close to our loved ones. And when those technologies are applied by emergency services, they have the potential to become literally life-saving.

As we hear about the public safety sector embracing digital transformations, we wonder how is technology, telehealth and telemedicine affecting the work of public safety professionals. With this in mind, we are ready to discuss the latest developments of “tech for good” in our upcoming EENA Conference on 10-12 April.

In emergency response, telemedicine can be used to improve the quality of the service and time response on-site. Telecommunication and data transfer technologies allow for doctors to remotely assess the condition of patients…as they are being transported in ambulances!
Sounds like the future, but it is the present in places like Aachen (Germany), where a holistic system has been in place for 5 years as we will hear from Stefan Beckers, Chief Medical Director of the city’s Emergency Medical Service.

Emergency-related apps are here to stay, and we will learn from Ali Ghorbangholi, Co-Founder and Technical Director of GoodSAM, how apps can be used to improve ambulance dispatch times, let you know where the closest defibrillator (AED) is, and even alert trained responders of nearby emergencies!

One of the many developments with great potential for the way emergency services operate is interactive defibrillators, from demos to the possibility of remote assistance. With such impactful technology, does that mean it is time to rethink the whole 112 services chain? To tackle such a challenge, we will count with Markus Bornheim International Practice Lead Public Safety & Emergency Services, Avaya.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in beautiful Dubrovnik!