Did something change with the Hospitals on the PCWIN system in Tucson?

ruffzarf

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I've noticed for quite awhile now I am no longer hearing the medic to hospital traffic on the PCWIN 800 system in Pima Co. I just checked the system talk group list (again) to see if they changed, but they still show exactly what I have programmed. I hear everything else on the system just fine.
The only sites that I can pick up at my location are Golder Ranch and Keystone. Any thoughts? I always heard the medic call channel and also Oro Valley Hospital. And no, I didn't lock them out accidentally, ha.
 

KB7MIB

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Did they go encrypted? Did they switch to cell phones because the TG's are not encrypted?

Federal law under HIPAA does not require these communications to be encrypted, (it's specifically exempted the last I read) but perhaps state law does, or it was a more local decision.

John
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ruffzarf

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OK, so if anyone else out there listens to PCWIN, can you still hear the medics to hospital on the listed talk groups in RR? I have not heard anything in months, did they switch to a different system, or am I the only one that can no longer hear them?
Thanks!
 

clareconley

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I monitored them today from about 1400hrs. to about 2100 hrs. I received activity only once around 2000hrs on TG 21007 between UMC Main and the Drexel+Heights Fire Department on site B. Not much traffic for the time of day.
 

avdrummerboy

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Working in EMS I can tell you that most field to hospital comms take place over cell phone. Some areas still use the radio pretty heavily, and all hospitals and ambulances have the hospital med channels/ talk groups as a backup but it's not the foremost way anymore.
 
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