Hello! I'm very happy to be able to share this with the GHDOnline-Health IT community as it has been some time in the making. Thanks to a seed grant from Google, and support from Vision Point Systems (Virginia), Trek Medics is very pleased to announce the release of Beacon v2.0.
Beacon is an SMS-based emergency medical dispatch software designed specifically for communities that can't afford (or don't need) advanced "911" technologies. You can read more about Beacon here and also watch a short animated video: http://trekmedics.org/beacon/ (subtitles available in Spanish and French)
Trek Medics is currently accepting applications from organizations and communities that would be interested in working with us to pilot the software in their community. We're seeking applications from nonprofit organizations in rural areas, including national and international NGOs, healthcare systems, community/civic organizations, and public agencies, and we're offering to cover the costs associated with the implementation and operation of our software for a pilot program in a designated area. To learn more, fill out this short form and we'll have one of our team members reach out to you and set up a call: http://trekmedics.org/beacon/application/
En español: http://trekmedics.org/beacon/application-esp/
Additional info: Beacon is currently available in English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole, but can be easily translated into most language character sets.
Ideal applicants will have the following resources and capacity:
- Consistent mobile phone connectivity (internet desirable, but not required)
- Ability to manage, operate and monitor basic mobile and web software and technologies round-the-clock
- A committed pool of young adults who are trained (or can be trained) in basic emergency medical response (i.e., first aid)
- Available transport for responders and patients (ambulances NOT required)
Link leads to: http://trekmedics.org/beacon/application/
Link leads to: http://trekmedics.org/beacon/application-esp/
Link leads to: http://trekmedics.org/beacon/
Link leads to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs1m29H6tUU