Russian ambulance is transferred to domestic software

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 8:24 GMT

The Krasnoyarsk Territory and Irkutsk Area ambulances have moved to the use of the Russian ADIS software kit, which operates in combination with the Astra Linux domestic OS. Using these tools helps you to maximize emergency work, minimize time for call handling and squad arrival, as well as reduce the cost of materials.

Substitution of imports in an ambulance

The New Machine Technologies firm, funded by the Group of Companies (GC) Astra Linux, has developed centralized knowledge spaces in the Irkutsk region and the Krasnoyarsk Territory to automate the function of ambulance services, emergency medical treatment and ambulance services.

Digital Spaces is based on the Smolensk variant of the Astra Linux Special Edition operating system. In this case, the advanced program program “AFIS” operates in tandem.

Russian ambulance will run on software

“AFIS” or “Automated Emergency Dispatch Service System” is a domestic software development, much like Astra Linux. Created by Modern Device Technology LLC, it is registered in the Russian Consolidated Program Registry and has a certificate provided by the Russian Federal Service for Customs Export Control (FSTEC).

In the Irkutsk area, how did the “shift” happen?

The developers of this software complex in the Irkutsk area were closely interested in adapting the work of ‘AFIS’ to the Astra Linux OS. They migrated the region’s entire emergency dispatch infrastructure, initially running under Linux CentOS, for which both the client and server elements required a complete overhaul.

As a result of the work performed, the labour efficiency of the organizational and administrative staff of the ambulance stations has been improved, as stated in the Astra Linux Group of Companies. Around the same time , a high degree of information confidentiality, including personal data, was accomplished, taking into account the security methods incorporated into the Astra Linux OS.

A single room for the organizational control of emergency crews and statistical accounting and monitoring was constructed as a result of all the activities at the time of the release of the material in the Irkutsk region.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, creating a cohesive structure

The launch of AFIS applications at stations and in the emergency departments started in 2019 in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. It is part of the regional project ‘Development of a single digital circuit focused on the Unified State Health Information System in healthcare.’

A unified information system entitled ‘Control of emergencies and emergency medical services, including sanitary aircraft’ is being developed in the area on the basis of this software. Initially, the device is entirely supplied with the Astra Linux OS, which satisfies the specifications in place in Russia for the use of domestic IT goods in government departments.

The introduction of the program entails the incorporation into the program of a range of geographic information services, including a centralized framework for the management of guide books, medical workers’ and covered population registers, and a compulsory health insurance framework centre for the collection of registers. This work is being carried out by Modern Device Innovations LLC experts along with the staff of the “Krasnoyarsk Regional Medical Information and Analytical Centre” Regional State Budgetary Health Care Agency (KGBUZ). The AFIS was incorporated with the Regional Call Dispatching System 112 at the time the material was released, and specialists are currently integrating the program with the Regional Control System for Air Ambulance Departures.

Justification of the ‘AFIS’ implementation

According to the developers, the use of the ‘AFIS’ software package allows ambulance services to be tailored for resource management. First of all, it helps the turnaround time of incoming calls to be decreased and, as a result, the waiting time for the assistance staff to be decreased.

The use of ‘AFIS’ in the emergency system, at the same time, increases the quality of patient treatment. This is done by formalized primary diagnostics algorithms and continuous operational control focused on automatic call card analysis.

When regulating the use of medical materials, the transition to ‘AFIS’ has some benefits, and makes it easier to reduce material costs.

Astra Linux features

Astra Linux is a Debian distribution-based UNIX-like operating system which has been developed by Rusbitech since 2008. There are actually two versions of the OS: the Common Edition and the Special Edition, the latter of which is targeted at average buyers, as well as medium and small companies and educational institutions.

The Common Version is freely accessible and is available for download from the official project website. The Limited Edition, in particular, is planned and not freely accessible for government and military enterprises. Astra Linux Special Edition OS had certificates from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) and the FSTEC at the time the content was released.