Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission Adds Automatic Vehicle Location System to Save Lives

Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 160,000 fatalities each year and has been the leading cause of death among children for decades. The first 60 minutes after a trauma are known as the “critical hour” for providing care.

Business Challenge

“GTCNC needed to create a new public service that would assure anyone seriously injured anywhere in the state would be transported quickly to a trauma center fully capable of providing the treatment necessary to save their life and enable their best possible recovery,” said Dennis W Ashley, M.D., Chair, Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.

Sierra Wireless Solution

After a competitive procurement process, GTRI selected an InMotion Solution for the state-wide GPS-based AVLS.The oMM provides each EMS agency with the ability to analyze information from Gateways in the field via a single, powerful management platform enabling agency personnel to centrally monitor ambulance locations, and monitors vehicle diagnostics, devices and networks.

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