In the event of an emergency, the faster the information is relayed, the faster care can be administered.
A Marquette County hospital is the first in the area to secure new technology that could help save a life.
The ambulances at Bell Hospital in Ishpeming are now equipped with mobile hotspots.
Bell EMS can now directly transmit 12 lead electro – cardiogram data to the emergency department from the ambulance.
It is as simple as pushing a button on the cardiac machine that then sends an e–mail to a doctor at the hospital through the WI–FI in the ambulance.
The information can be transmitted while EMS is transporting the patient.
This results in quicker, definitive care for cardiac patients.