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Steward Hospitals Add App to Expedite Triage

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Northside Regional Medical Center, Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Sharon Regional Medical Center have begun using Twiage, an app that allows emergency responders to share patient information with the hospitals in real time.

“This computer based system permits fast and efficient communication between EMS and the emergency room,” said Matt Ozanich, director of pre-hospital care at Northside and Trumbull Regional, in a release. “The app allows for two way communication between EMS and hospital personnel including things like pictures and videos, which would not be available via older technologies like radios.”

The app, which complies with HIPPA regulations, allows hospital staff to prepare for the patient while the ambulance makes its way to the hospital, allowing for treatment to start as soon as the patient arrives.

“In emergency care, speed and information save lives,” said Brenden Hayden, Steward Health Care Hospitals’ vice president of EMS, in a statement. “With Twiage, Steward’s emergency departments in the Mahoning Valley will be able to treat people even more quickly, delivering the highest standard of care to patients across the communities in which they live.”

Steward owns Northside, Trumbull Regional and Sharon Regional.

Among the area agencies using Twiage are LifeTrans Paramedics, LifeForce, McGonigle Ambulance Service, Superior Ambulance Service, CAS EMS, Medstar, American Medical Response and the fire departments of Howland, Brookfield, Cortland, Libert, Vienna, Johnston, McDonald, Newton Falls, Canfield, Southington, Ellsworth Township, Green Township and Windham.

Copyright 2019 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.