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Airbus Helicopters, International SOS join forces to launch emergency medical system improvement program

March 2, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

Airbus Helicopters has partnered with International SOS to launch what it describes as a next generation emergency medical system improvement program, called LifeSaver, designed to enhance healthcare systems to improve patient outcomes. Estonia is the first country to work with International SOS and Airbus Helicopters to launch a national program dedicated to improving their emergency medical system (EMS) through LifeSaver.

Airbus explains Estonia, being the first to implement the LifeSaver solution, is taking a medium to long-term view on enhancing their EMS response capabilities.

The program has been created to improve, modernize and support healthcare systems worldwide, noting the significant pressure they have faced in the recent years from the pandemic. Airbus explains the LifeSaver approach puts people at its heart by being designed to deliver improved medical outcomes and to save more lives. Airbus explains this medically led program maximizes the use of modern technology by optimising results and creating equitable access to EMS regardless of location within a country. It works based on the efficient and effective use of existing resources, continues Airbus, and optimizes EMS processes to ensure efficiencies in delivery.

“LifeSaver is one of the ways how we as Airbus are working towards the next generation of emergency medical systems with International SOS and our existing network of operator partners and healthcare professionals,” said Balkiz Sarihan, Head of Urban Air Mobility at Airbus. “By working at the ecosystem level, we will be able to facilitate improvements in the rescue chain. Estonia brings the ideal launch environment as a country renowned for innovation, we are excited to develop this framework even further, by leveraging the country’s capabilities in the technology and digital domains.”


Airbus explains the LifeSaver program can deliver efficiencies including reducing the response time of first responders, creating equity of EMS service levels throughout countries’ geographies across urban and remote locations and the optimization of a country’s logistics network.


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