UK-Med provides provides emergency medical care in the aftermath of large and sudden-onset disasters such as the Nepal earthquake in 2015 and the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Sierra Leone. UK-Med is funded by the UK Department for International Development.
UK-Med has chosen L2S2’s SATIS field clinic IT system. SATIS is a full electronic patient and clinic management system that can be deployed within ten minutes of arrival at a disaster location.
All of the necessary equipment for the full SATIS disaster management information system is packed into rucksacks that can be carried as hand baggage by the first response team. Inside the rucksacks, servers are built into special cases designed to be quickly unrolled, suspended from a tent frame and switched on. Almost immediately the rapid response team can start to capture and share information using smart phones, tablets or laptops.
SATIS does not need an internet connection as it creates a site-wide Wi-Fi network with multiple sets of servers for resilience. The information captured by each worker is shared with all other appropriate workers in real time, so that as each patient moves through the clinic, their notes travel ahead of them.
The SATIS system will run for several hours just on its batteries, and these can be hot-swapped so it does not need generator power on arrival.
Once the disaster is over, the system can be used in a stand-alone manner for local clinics or other similar uses.