OTTAWA, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ottawa Paramedic Service partnered with Canadian data analytics consulting company, GINQO, in 2012 to develop innovative dashboards, using the Qlik analytics platform, to provide data insight, initially for key performance indicators such as response time performance. Most recently, the Ottawa Paramedic Service has used a real-time data feed from the Ontario Ministry of Health's Central Ambulance Communication Centre to improve situational awareness, understand system pressures and aid decision making around patient distribution to local emergency departments.
Now, with COVID, the Ottawa Paramedic Service dashboards provide critical pandemic decision support and fast insight into the status of their whole system for capacity, screening, surveillance and compliance.
"The Ottawa Paramedic Service is working closely with GINQO to supplement our existing dashboards and develop new ones to provide insights into COVID screening, surveillance, compliance and operation sustainability efforts", said Greg Furlong, Deputy Chief with the Service. "These dashboards assist our identification and response efforts on a daily basis as we work to manage the impact of COVID."
GINQO President Ingo Hardieck said "The Ottawa Paramedic Service is a leader using business intelligence for digital transformation within the Public Safety sector. We are proud of the solution we developed in the last few weeks to improve the safety of the Paramedics team and the citizens of the Ottawa region. Developing COVID dashboards has been an honor and privilege to optimize the COVID-19 response and provide important data insights that help protect paramedics, patients, healthcare workers and citizens."
About Ottawa Paramedic Service:
The Ottawa Paramedic Service delivers medical treatment for life-threatening medical emergencies including heart attacks, strokes, respiratory and traumatic injuries and covers an area of 2,796 sq. km. Ottawa's highly trained paramedics form an integral part of the City's emergency preparedness team and are the sole medically certified providers of out-of-hospital medical treatment.
GINQO is passionately committed to the development of innovative data analytics solutions that meet the changing needs of Canadian Public Safety and Emergency Management Agencies and assist them on their digital transformation journey using data and predictive insights. We are proud our solutions help inform decisions that save lives and property every day. www.ginqo.com
SOURCE GINQO Consulting Ltd.