MD1 Program firstname.lastname@example.org 844-631-3627 ext 4
GD Partners with MD1 Program for COVID-19 Response
MD1 Physicians and EMS Connect to Manage COVID-19 Patient Care with GD e-Bridge Telehealth Solution
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIDGEFIELD, NJ — April 14, 2020 — The MD1 Program, a non-profit organization that supports EMTs and paramedics by bringing highly trained emergency physicians to the scene of EMS calls, today began implementing General Devices’ (GD) e-Bridge telehealth solution while responding to COVID-19 emergencies.
The MD1 physicians utilize cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment to support first responders and provide the best care in the field. Now several of their EMS teams will use the GD e-Bridge mobile telemedicine app to connect with MD1’s medical control.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the protocols EMTs and paramedics have followed for years have been changing daily,” Dr. Mark A Merlin, founder and CEO of the MD1 Program said. “GD’s e-Bridge app will make it easier for first responders in the field to consult a physician and make decisions regarding their patients’ care.”
The e-Bridge mobile telemedicine app provides HIPAA-secure video conferencing, multimedia team communications, alert notifications, ETA tracking, data management, acute care workflows and more. EMTs, paramedics and the MD1 Program’s EMS physicians are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines, and efficient and reliable telecommunications solutions are critical to their success.
“The MD1 Program physicians and the EMS services they support are the ideal customers for our e-Bridge mobile app,” Curt Bashford, GD’s CEO said. “This unprecedented pandemic calls for quick thinking and fast adoption of new technologies like telehealth, so we’re privileged to play a part in supporting the brave responders who are fighting the pandemic from the front lines.”
The Springfield, New Jersey First Aid Squad will be the first squad to implement the GD e-Bridge mobile telemedicine app on EMS calls.
“We are looking forward to utilizing the robust technology provided by GD’s e-Bridge app to be virtually present with our medical directors, the MD1 Program physicians, from the scene of the emergency,” Apu Mullick, Chief of the Springfield First Aid Squad said.