On August 2, an observation meeting was held to demonstrate the mobile cerebrovascular disease emergency APP, which has been put into trail use in Beijing Tiantan Hospital for two weeks.
Wang Chen, a professor from Beijing Tiantan Hospital, introduced that the prime time for rescuing a brain stroke patient is within the 4.5 hours after the stroke attack, so it is important for the patient to get emergency treatment at a capable hospital as soon as possible. Due to the existing problems of slow treatment and lack of system in rescuing brain stroke patients, Beijing Tiantan Hospital took the lead in piloting the reform of the cardio-cerebrovascular disease emergency process in Beijing.
It is learned that the mobile cerebrovascular disease emergency APP can share with the doctors at hospitals the primary screen information of the patient collected on the ambulance like the basic personal information, cerebrovascular assessment results, and the results of the Electrocardiograph, blood glucose and blood pressure detection, as well as the patients’ chronic disease information and other dangers recorded in the community health file so as to provide a decisive basis for the doctors to make a timely treatment program. In addition, Beijing Tiantan Hospital has also opened a green channel free of registration and payment to save time for rescuing stroke patients.
Currently, the APP has saved precious prime rescue time for more than 30 patients since it was put into trail use at Beijing Tiantan Hospital, and statistics show that it has shortened the rescue time of intravenous thrombolysis by 20 percent and the thrombectomy time by nearly 30% after the patient was admitted to the hospital. It means it can reduce the mortality rate of stroke patients by 20 to 25 percent.
During the observation meeting, Beijing Tiantan Hospital and Beijing Emergency Medical Center signed a cooperation agreement, which marks the cardio-cerebrovascular emergency process reform officially started in the city. The mobile cerebrovascular disease emergency APP is expected to cover the five hospitals with stroke treatment capacity in Beijing and the 12 community health service centers in Fengtai district.
Wang Chen added that now their project team is working on drawing a Beijing stroke treatment map on the APP, which can provide the real-time information about the available beds and thrombolytic equipment in hospitals by the use of the Internet technology for patients to choose.