Netaş Digitizes Turkey's Pre-Hospital Health System with ASOS
Life-saving digital transformation project aims to reduce ambulance arrival time to patients
After projects with AFAD, Netaş has added a new digital transformation project focused on saving human life. With the Emergency Health Automation Systems Project (ASOS), Netaş digitizes Turkey's pre-hospital health system.
ASOS ensures data integrity, coordination and communication among the Ministry of Health central organization, Provincial Health Directorates, 112 Command Control Centers, 112 Stations and healthcare facilities to enable immediate access to information such as reporting/call and case information, patient information, supply and medication status, personnel actions, hospital bed occupancy rates, transport processes, 112 training information, ambulance and inventory maintenance & repair, insurance/car insurance processes, shift lists and scoring information.
Netaş has completed the ASOS project that will launch a digital new era in Turkey's healthcare system. Netaş continues to prepare Turkey for the future world of IT and digital transformation with its engineering competence in ASOS-Emergency Health Automation Systems Project. It is the first and only project that provides data integrity, coordination and communication among the Ministry of Health central organization, Provincial Health Directorates, 112 Command Control Centers, 112 Stations and healthcare facilities.
The goal is to get the ambulance to the patient as soon as possible
There are 5443 active ambulances in Turkey. The goal is to make sure that these ambulances owned by the Ministry of Health, transfer the patient as soon as possible to the nearest and most suitable hospital and service with available beds based on initial findings and the location. With ASOS, patients can be monitored to see whether the first intervention was sufficient even after the ambulance transfers the patient to the hospital. The personnel are trained in case any shortfalls are detected.
Mutlu: “Our life saving digital transformation projects are our priorities”
Netaş R&D General Manager Bülent Kemal Mutlu highlights the significance of technology in human life and adds: “At Netaş, we first and foremost use our engineering competency to focus on digital transformation projects that touch people's lives. It is among our top priorities to contribute to the digitalization of our country and to offer solutions to save people's lives, especially in emergency situations. After we digitized the disaster management with AFAD through AYDES, we have now completed the Emergency Health Automation Systems Project (ASOS) under the auspices of the Ministry of Health. The aim of the project is to help save more people with technology. As one of the founders of the Health 5G consortium, which has built the future of health care in the European Union, we have developed ASOS project using our deep healthcare knowledge. ASOS will also serve as a model for nearby countries.”
How does ASOS work?
Ambulance availability is instantaneously detected by the ambulance team on tablet computers to reduce the time it takes for ambulances to get to the patient. Once the available ambulance is assigned, the tablet at the ambulance team turns on the navigation automatically to direct the ambulance to the most convenient location. Once the patient is pre-diagnosed, hospitals that serve in that pre-diagnosis area are queried using the information transmitted to ASOS via the National Health System (E-Nabız). The system also identifies available and occupied beds in hospitals, checks the hospital's duty doctor information and contacts with the hospital. In addition, the statistical data from ASOS is used to improve the system by identifying the regions with the highest rate of calls. Based on this data, team locations are rearranged. If necessary, new stations are proposed.
OYS (Incident Management System) Module developed in ASOS can monitor patients affected by mass incidents that reach SAKOM (Health and Disaster Coordination Center) and require Crisis Coordination Intervention live from the time they are affected until they arrive at the hospital and clinic treating them, and even through discharge processes.