Greenville County S.C. EMS

master21

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Have anyone notice since December not being able to hear Greenville County EMS to Hospital? I used to hear EMS give out patient status to hospitals and arrival times but now I can only hear EMS being dispatched to calls but I can no longer hear patient status from EMS to hospital and arrival times anymore. I have a Uniden SDS100 and SDS200 with no luck!
 
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I'm not aware that they're using a Palmetto 800 talkgroup for this purpose, despite that they now use Palmetto 800 for dispatch and operations.

Does anyone know if they still use one or more of the UHF Med channels for communications with ERs during transport? Or 155.340?

It's possible that they now use mobile phones for that purpose, but I don't have any information to support that idea.
 

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Most of the EMS talk groups are on Palmetto 800 p25 I hear them talk only when they are being dispatched to a call or scene but not when they talk back to hospital giving patient status. I do hear them talk about the conditions of a location but no patient status.
 

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I just spoke to an EMS friend of mine that works in the Greenville system. You are correct Brian, they now use cell phones because of the stricter HEPPA regulations.
 

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I just spoke to an EMS friend of mine that works in the Greenville system. You are correct Brian, they now use cell phones because of the stricter HEPPA regulations.
Okay in the back of my mind I was thinking they may be using a private Zello network or something the new radio phones are becoming popular. I'm in Spartanburg and I listen to Greenville occasionally I still hear everything in Spartanburg hopefully no changes. Thanks for the info.
 

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I just spoke to an EMS friend of mine that works in the Greenville system. You are correct Brian, they now use cell phones because of the stricter HEPPA regulations.
Thats just an excuse. HIPPA does not exempt you from having to use cell. Can call in via radio with age and sex and brief complaint which does not violate HIPPA
 

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It is an excuse as HIPAA does allow exemptions in those cases. However, it can simply be easier for the medics to use the cell phone. Being able to have a conversation with the nurse/whoever is taking the report makes it more personable and can just flow better on their end.
 

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I know that the original post was about Greenville County EMS Medcom repeaters. However, Pickens County EMS units has been using cell phones for a while due to the limited range of the VHF to hospital radio.
 

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Henderson county NC has been doing it for probably 10 years or more. They occasionally use VIPER but it’s usually due to them just being being able to dial the phone or something.
 

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There is a specific exemption in the HIPAA regulations regarding emergency communications via radio. That said, some overly cautious risk managers advise their clients to either encrypt their communications or use cell phones, E Bridge, Twiage (really!) or some other cell based system for hospital notifications.

Thats just an excuse. HIPPA does not exempt you from having to use cell. Can call in via radio with age and sex and brief complaint which does not violate HIPPA
 

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I haven't listen to spartanburg ems to hospital in awhile as i remove the hospital TG from my scanner as i got tired of listen to them. and their is an ems in NC still used radio to contact Hospital via radio on NC 800 groups. they don't give out any name just the paintent status age and the health issue. on what they been transported to the hospital for.
 

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I haven't listen to spartanburg ems to hospital in awhile as i remove the hospital TG from my scanner as i got tired of listen to them. and their is an ems in NC still used radio to contact Hospital via radio on NC 800 groups. they don't give out any name just the paintent status age and the health issue. on what they been transported to the hospital for.
I agree but at times when I see a emergency worker fly by me running code 3 sometimes I like to listen so instead of me deleting the TG I just put it in a separate bank so I can turn on and off as I choose.
 
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