The Innovative Emergency Services Series enjoyed a fantastic start last week as eSE hosted the opening national forum in Liverpool with our partners at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. The forum bought together one hundred senior level delegates from across the UK ‘Blue Light’ Services and technology suppliers who strive to help the services improve efficiency, service delivery and cost-effectiveness. The agenda, which was built by contributions from participating organisations and our series ‘Agenda Advisory Board’, explored barriers to new technology, future Command and Control Centres, resilient mobile solutions for front line staff and interoperability across services.
Three fully interactive panel sessions encouraged a day of lively discussion around central issues inhibiting UK Emergency Services. Luana Avagliano, Head of ResilienceDirect for the Cabinet Office and Kieran Timmins, Deputy Chief Executive for Merseyside Fire and Rescue, delivered opening remarks to delegates from West Midlands Fire and Rescue, Greater Manchester Police and The Met Police. Innovators joining the forum included O2, SAAB, Dicom Spigraph, Aligned Assets, CDS, Intergraph and Trilogy Communications.
Solutions showcased at the forum included the 999eye app from West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service and the GOODSAM app from London Air Ambulance, both harness the capabilities of smartphones to provide more information to first responders. Delegates discussed the reliance on smartphones for new solutions, resilience models, ESN developments and how social media can be used to respond to incidents. A full summary of the forum will be produced by our partners from AIMTech and distributed to participants. Learn more about the Adaption Information Management and Technology research centre at: http://lubswww.leeds.ac.uk/aimtech/about-aimtech/
eSE would like to thank our partners at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Ricoh UK and AIMTech as well as all of the private sector and emergency services delegates that attended and contributed so enthusiastically.
Registration for the Innovative Emergency Services Series across 2015 is open! Our regional on-site forums take place in London in February, Birmingham in April, and Newcastle in June. The next national forum will take place in Bristol on 29th September. To register for any of the forums or the series visit http://www.ukiesf.com or use the contact form below to get in contact with the eSE team.
We are pleased to announce that our UK ‘Technology Enhanced Emergency Services Forum’ is to be established in partnership with Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service. Our latest industry backed ‘UK Public Sector Services’ forum brings together senior level expertise from UK Emergency Services and industry bodies, with technology suppliers from the private sector. The Liverpool-based forum will identify the key issues that affect service delivery and efficiency, and the commercial opportunities available from technology adoption to help find solutions.
This established partnership will bring innovators from UK Police, Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services together under one common aim. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service have a reputation for being at the forefront of technology adoption and innovation over its long history. Liverpool was one of the first in the UK to adopt the steam fire engine decade before other cities. Ed Franklin, Head of Technology at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is one of our ‘Agenda Advisory Board’ members, who are currently helping to shape the final agenda for the forum. This first-hand experience at the helm of technology within a UK Fire Service will help to ensure the discussions taking place within our panel sessions are based on genuine end user experience and practicalities.
Ed Franklin, speaking about the partnership said: “Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is very glad to support the UK Technology Enhanced Emergency Services forum. Technology plays a key role in supporting our vital ‘999’ emergency response infrastructure, as well as contributing to managing our resources more effectively in line with the risks facing firefighters and the communities of Merseyside.”
We look forward to working closely with Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service to ensure that UKTEES becomes the strategic meeting point for UK emergency Services, and those providing crucial products and services to ensure that our ‘Blue light’ services can do their important job efficiently, safely and effectively.
Registration for our Liverpool ‘Technology Enhanced Emergency Services Forum is still open for private and public sector delegates, register your interest using the contact form below for a call-back from one of the eSE team. To find out more about Merseyside Fire and Rescue visit: http://www.merseyfire.gov.uk/.
Registration for the UK Technology Enhanced Emergency Services Forum (#UKTEES) is well underway. The forum, which is partnered by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, has already attracted strong representation from the public sector including BAPCO, Lancashire Constabulary and the South Central Ambulance Service. We are pleased to start announcing some of the private sector innovators which have been highlighted by our end users as innovators for the UK Emergency Services sector.
eSE is pleased to welcome Ortivus AB to our Liverpool forum; Ortivus is a leading supplier of mobile solutions for modern emergency medical care. Ortivus has 30 years of experience in cardiology and of developing mobile monitoring and communication solutions, and offers reliable, patient-friendly and cost-effective decision support systems that save lives and reduce suffering.
Ortivus is a listed company on NASDAQ OMX and was founded in 1985 with the purpose of developing and manufacturing a unique system for monitoring patients suffering from ischemic heart disease – MIDA (Myocardial Ischemia Dynamic Analysis). Ortivus UK was established in 1998 to market and support MobiMed on the British healthcare market.
MobiMed Smart is a diagnosis and decision support for ambulance care. It helps ambulance staff to handle documentation and monitoring whilst in the field, but above all a structured work method, guide lines and prehospital pathways can be easily introduced and adapted to the needs of their work. This supports future developments in clinical and operative prehospital care processes.
Features of MobiMed Smart include PDS look up, smart-card login and monitoring with clinical background from cardiac critical care. It has a process-oriented workflow in accordance with PHTLS and AMLS, is easy to configure and adapt to any clinical standard (such as JRCALC, Snomed, etc.), and to integrate with CAD, defibrillators, information systems at hospitals, etc.
Ortivus is an excellent example of innovation within the emergency healthcare market both at home and internationally. We look forward to welcoming the delegation from Ortivus to Liverpool in November. To find out more about Ortivus visit:http://www.ortivus.se/en-gb/About-Ortivus/
Registration for our UK Technology Enhanced Emergency Services Forum is still open. To register your interest and chat with our project manager visit: www.ese-emergencyservices.com/register