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PRIME Ambulance

PRIME Ambulance

Rinicare’s Pre/Post-hospital Information and Monitoring E-system

Rinicare’s Pre-hospital Information and Monitoring E-system (PRIME) is a mobile health information and monitoring platform aiming to optimise patient pathways in pre and post hospital healthcare. PRIME has been developed on a modular basis and can be customised for different purposes; at present PRIME is being trialled on a post-operative at the University Hospital of South Manchester and with 2 GP’s for out of hour’s home visits.

PRIME creates an intuitive and rich patient electronic form (eForm) that considers NHS requirements and the paramedics’ mobile environment, procedures and workflow, integrating real-time continuous recordings of patients’ vital signs and multimedia data (written and audio notes, images and high-definition video). The PRIME eForm can be seamlessly shared with remote specialists (telehealth) to assist early and accurate assessment of patients’ condition and the provision of treatment advice to paramedics on site and in the ambulance.


PRIME innovation will impact healthcare on the ability to sustainably develop primary care services and their increasingly active role in healthcare, improve patient satisfaction as well as the NHS new competitive nature, cost savings, effort, paperless approach and integrated care vision, in the name of quality and excellence in healthcare delivery.

PRIME has recently been linked to Internet of Things and is being used as part of the EU Horizon2020 project to develop an interoperable platform for Internet of Things across different industries. PRIME will be used as one of the first IoT medical collection systems for the healthcare industry.

PRIME can be summarised in the following diagram:



Current Market Opportunity for PRIME:

  • With innovation and mobile technology as leverage for cost savings and efficiency, the mobile health (mHealth) market is valued at $14.5B (2015) and $58.8B (2020), at a 32.3% CAGR from 2013 to 2020.

  • Global competitors in health devices and patient monitoring (Dräger, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare) focus on hospital care.

  • Monitoring sensor companies (Masimo, Mindray, Proact Medical) do not explore remote data exchange;

  • Digital patient records suppliers (Terrafix, KIM, Ortivus, CSC, CSE, Cerner, Medusa, TPP) do not integrate vital signs and imagery on patient records.

PRIME Trials at University South Manchester Hospital October 2015. Working with Manchester Hospital Rinicare has been granted access to carry out clinical trials of PRIME in a ward based environment. PRIME is utilised alongside existing systems to test accuracy and prove the concept and benefits a system like PRIME can provide through continuous monitoring.


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