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Electronic tendering /e–tenders

An electronic tendering solution facilitate the entire tendering process from the announcement of requirements to placing the contract awards. This include all required documents in an electronic format.

Electronic triage bracelets

Wearable electronic devices which communicates with software applications for patient monitoring.

Embedded AI computing device

A use of machine and deep learning inside a software platform that improves aspects of an employee's day-to-day.

Embedded sensors

Embedded computers placed in the physical world that interact with the environment. These embedded computers, or sensor nodes, are often physically small, relatively inexpensive computers, each with some set of sensors or actuators.


Something dangerous or serious, such as an accident, that happens suddenly or unexpectedly and needs fast action in order to avoid harmful results.

Emergency Department

An emergency department (ED), also known as an accident & emergency department (A&E), emergency room (ER), emergency ward (EW) or casualty department, is a medical treatment facility specializing in emergency medicine, the acute care of patients who present without prior appointment; either by their own means or by that of an ambulance. The emergency department is usually found in a hospital or other primary care centre.

Emergency Management

Organization and management of responsibilities and related resources for addressing all aspects of an emergency, covering in particular the phases of preparedness, response and rehabilitation and involves plans and institutional arrangements for relevant stakeholders.

Emergency Medical Communication Centre (EMCC)

Dedicated facility to answer emergency calls immediately, to identify callers' needs and to dispatch the necessary resources wherever and whenever an emergency need occurs.

Emergency Medical Services

A comprehensive system which provides the arrangements of personnel, facilities, and equipment for the effective, coordinated, and timely delivery of health and adequate and specialized services to victims of sudden illness or injury. It is a system that provides emergency medical care. Once it is activated by an incident that causes serious illness or injury, the focus of EMS is emergency medical care of the patient(s). High-quality EMS is a major factor of quality in any healthcare system.

Emergency Medical Services Ecosystem

It consists of the scene including casualties and bystanders, EMCC with appropriate communication capacities, ambulances with effective equipment and personnel and hospital emergency services. A thorough knowledge of infrastructure, service delivery, coverage, and information flow are required to determine if the EMS Ecosystem is adequate to meet the health needs of a community. The EMS Ecosystem is a system comprising all interactions among people, vehicles, equipment, training, rules and regulations in the field.

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