The Medical Digital Pen is an innovative project by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the pen cuts down the capture of patient and incident data from 20 minutes to just five. Under the previous system,the paramedics had to manually record thepatients information while attending to an ambulance case, before transferring the records to the main system after they have returned to their respective fire stations or fire posts.
iSAVE allows a patient details to be captured and recorded real time in the system, sliminating the need for double entry. This has shortened the process from the current 20 mins to just 5 mins. By the end of 2010, all SCDF ambulances, FAST Response Paramedic Bikes and Private Ambulances Operators engaged by SCDF were equipped with the DigiPen – iSAVE.
The Medical Digital Pen won the Best Home Team Innovation Product of the Year during the Home Team Innovation Festival 2010 (Innofest 2010). It also received a Certificate of Recognition fro the BEst PS21 Project at the PS21 ExCEL Convention held at the school of Arts in end 2010
Check out SCDF’s warrant officer Roger Lee demonstration on the use of Medical Digital Pen.