YTL Communications Known As First Ambulance Partners Bring 5G Smart Ambulance Services
First Ambulance Services Sdn Bhd (FAS) is now partnered with YTL Dispatches Sdn Bhd to bring the first 5G smart ambulance services to Malaysia.
The objective of the collaboration between these two companies gives enhanced emergency care through YES 5G Smart Ambulance service, enabling new use cases like remote telemetry of diagnostics and imaging, in addition to extended reality (XR) powered telemedicine service.
Since April 2020, FAS has embraced YTL communications ‘YES Fleet to give 4G-powered telematics solutions and has enjoyed a substantial reduction in vehicle maintenance along with improvement in driver and dispatch effectiveness.
With in-vehicle Wi-Fi from YES Fleet, FAS is suitable to transmit patient information and diagnostics to the hospital from the ambulance.
FAS managing director Steven Penafort said as a data-driven company, it’s excited to utilize the high bandwidth and low latency 5G connectivity to transit patient health data.
It will include EKG telemetry and ultrasound images to the emergency care doctors – while the ambulance is en- route to the hospital-to dramatically improve triage time and hospital readiness to care for the patient upon arrival, said Penafort.
Working with YES, we hope that the 5G Smart Ambulances will enable an integrated workflow between ambulances and hospitals for the benefit of the patients.
We look forward to working with hospitals to embrace 5G as expands coverage nationally,” he said.
Meanwhile, YTL communications CEO Wing K Lee said as the first telco in Malaysia to bring 5G services to the Rakyat, YTLC believes firmly in the transformational power of 5G.
Lee said the company is thankful to have played a role in supporting FAS to improve emergency care using YES Fleet with 4G.
The exciting leapfrog to 5G will enable new possibilities like as first-in-Malaysia real-time streaming of ultrasound and EKG telemetry.
The high performance of 5G also will enable another first-in-Malaysia – execution of Extended Reality (XR) to allow the doctors to give real-time guidance to the technicians in the ambulance.
These new innovations will improve the speed and precision of emergency care and save lives,” he added.
This collaboration is in line with the vision of the Ministry of Health to improve the overall efficiency and quality of emergency medical services in Malaysia.
Source – www.nst.com.my