PreViS-II: Revolutionizing Prehospital Care with Advanced Video Technology

PreViS 2 (Prehosp​​ital video in collaboration​ 2) is an ambitious project aimed at transforming prehospital care through advanced video technology. Led by PICTA (Prehospital Innovation arena) in Sweden and Innlandet Hospital Trust in Norway. This project seeks to create a triple-helix environment fostering long-term development of a comprehensive prehospital value chain. By integrating video technology as decision support, exploring innovative solutions, and extending the use of video in emergency services, PreViS 2 aims to enhance patient care and emergency response across borders. This article delves into the project's objectives, achievements, and potential impact.

In the world of healthcare, innovation is a driving force continually pushing the boundaries of what's possible to enhance patient care. PreViS 2 is a prime example of this innovation, a groundbreaking project with its mission to revolutionize prehospital care through the power of video technology.

Project Objectives

The primary objective of PreViS 2 is to develop and implement advanced video technology as a decision support tool, all while establishing a triple-helix environment. This environment aims to promote sustained development of a holistic prehospital value chain. To achieve these goals, the project has set the following key objectives:

Video as Decision Support: PreViS 2 aims to harness video technology which provides a better decision support for healthcare workers. It enables real-time assessment and communication between medical professionals and ambulance personnel, leading to an improvement of the accuracy and speed of patient care.

Innovation Integration: The project explores the integration of innovative technology within the prehospital care system. By experimenting with cutting-edge solutions it aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of emergency services.

Expanding Video Usage: PreViS 2 seeks to extend the application of video in the emergency services chain, including intermunicipal collaboration between nursing homes and medical centers. This expansion is pivotal in addressing various emergency scenarios efficiently.

Long-Term Collaborations: An essential component of this project is establishing a long-term research and development collaborations across various sectors, including businesses, academia, and the public sector. The overarching goal is to contribute to a solid emergency response system that spans not only Innlandet but also across borders.

Leadership and Partnerships

PreViS 2 is spearheaded by PICATA and Innlandet Hospital Trust. The collaboration extends to various partners, including Helseinn, NTNU, Lillehammer and Sel municipalities, Region Västra Götaland, University of Chalmers, University of Borås, the Norwegian Defense, the Red Cross, and many more. These partners from the public sector, businesses, and academia, along with counterparts from Sweden, forms the backbone of the project.

Enhancing Patient Care Through Video Technology

The core of PreViS 2's achievements lies in the development of advanced video solutions. One of the most promising applications is a voice-controlled, head-mounted video camera with sophisticated features for two-way communication. This tool empowers both doctors and ambulance personnel to collaborate effectively, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the patient's condition and the situation at hand.

Through video technology, medical professionals can provide better guidance to ambulance personnel, leading to more accurate and timely treatments. Additionally, this innovation can reduce unnecessary patient transfers by enabling rapid decision-making regarding treatment locations. It has a significant impact on patient satisfaction, resource allocation within the healthcare system, and overall emergency preparedness.

Future Prospects

PreViS 2 is not just about improving prehospital care; it's also about fostering collaborations that extend beyond borders. The project envisions further applications for video technology, such as using drones for video transmission and engaging emergency responders, including volunteers and civil defense, in a more coordinated manner.

The importance of cross-border collaboration cannot be understated, as it allows the sharing of expertise, networks, and partnerships. This synergy enhances the project's potential for success and long-lasting impact.

Interest and Support

The success of PreViS 1.0 generated considerable interest among municipalities and other aid agencies. In PreViS 2, the project looks forward to continuing its work with businesses and academia to explore how video technology can enhance cooperation within the extended emergency services chain. The support from Interreg and Innlandet Fylkeskommune underscores the project's significance in advancing patient care and emergency response.

The Future of Prehospital Care

PreViS 2 is on a path to reshape prehospital care by leveraging the power of advanced video technology and fostering collaboration across multiple sectors. By developing innovative solutions, expanding the use of video, and establishing long-term partnerships, the project aspires to create a more efficient, responsive, and patient-centric emergency healthcare system. With its vision of a comprehensive prehospital value chain, PreViS 2 is paving the way for the future of prehospital care, not just in Innlandet but across international boundaries.