Friday, July 1, 2011

St. Vincent's Blount upgrades HEAR system

St. Vincent's Blount Hospital in Oneonta AL is now operational with an advanced version of the Hospital Emergency Administrative Radio (HEAR) system.  The original HEAR system concept, initiated in the 70's was designed to provide direct access from ambulance and field EMT's to hospital emergency rooms.  The idea was, and is, to coordinate the activities relating to incoming patients.

In recent years, cell phones we used as the primary patient responder to trauma care center personnel until it was found that cellular systems overload and become ineffective in times ot true emergency.  The need was apparent for a restoration and upgrade of the HEAR system; first to bring it to an operational status, then to come into compliance with FCC narrow band operating standards, and ultimately to bring the system into compliance with HIPAA (Patient Privacy) requirements.

The St. Vincent's Blount HEAR 2011 system meets all applicable Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) trauma care operating standards as well as FCC and HIPAA rules.  If you are involved in patient transport or trauma care treatment, we will provide a full report on the new HEAR 2011 system - how it works, what it costs, and how it can benefit you and your community.  Just give us a call at 205.854.2611 or drop us an email to