During any emergency situation time is of the essence. Three local Steward Health Care Hospitals have begun
using a HIPPA-complaint app to expedite care in these situations.
Northside Regional Medical Center, Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Sharon Regional Medical Center now feature Twiage, an app that allows emergency responders to share patient information with hospital personnel real-time, to expedite lifesaving care.
Twiage offers emergency responders the ability to use a smartphone to share real-time patient data and send HIPAA-compliant photos and videos.
Designed by physicians and emergency medical technicians, the app allows hospital personnel an
extended method to prepare cath labs, operating rooms, stroke teams, and hospital beds well in advance of a
patient’s arrival to the ER.
“This computer based system permits fast and efficient communication
between EMS and the ER. 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,” said Matt Ozanich, Director of Pre-Hospital Care at Northside Regional and Trumbull Regional.
The award-winning technology also contains GPS-tracking to help hospitals plan estimated times of
arrival, ultimately shaving life-saving minutes off of treatment time to improve patient outcomes.
“In emergency care, speed and information save lives,” said Brenden Hayden, Vice President of EMS,
Steward Health Care System. “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.”
A number of municipal fire departments and private ambulance companies in the Valley are utilizing Twiage, including: Howland Fire, Brookfield Fire, Cortland Fire, Liberty Fire, Medstar, Lane LifeTRANS Paramedics, EMT, Elite, LifeForce, McGonigle, Superior, CAS EMS, Vienna Fire, Johnston Fire, McDonald Fire, Newton Falls Fire, American Medical Response, Canfield Fire, Southington Fire, Ellsworth Township Fire, Green Township Fire and Windham Fire.
About Steward Health Care - Sharon, Northside, Trumbull, and Hillside
Steward is a fully integrated national health care service organization that is committed to providing the highest quality of care in the community where our patients live. Sharon Regional Medical Center, in Sharon PA, Northside Regional Medical Center in Youngstown, OH, and Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren, OH, are full service hospitals offering a broad spectrum of inpatient, surgical, diagnostic and outpatient services. Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital is a distinguished acute rehabilitation hospital located in Warren that provides multifaceted inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. This network of hospitals also operates several affiliated outpatient facilities throughout the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys including surgical services, urgent care, walk-in clinic, diagnostic, sports medicine, lab and occupational health. Together we provide care for hundreds of thousands of patients every year. To learn more visit www.Steward.org