Software to Connect Ambulances and Hospitals Takes 2nd Place in 2018 East Bay Innovation Awards (IT & Communications Category)
Beyond Lucid Technologies competed against 12 category semi-finalists and over 100 nominations received by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance
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OAKLAND AND CONCORD, CA (March 30, 2018) — Beyond Lucid Technologies, a health-and-safety technology firm that develops software to connect Fire, EMS and care facilities in as little as 30 seconds — and next, will connect vehicles that were involved in a crash with the emergency responders who are en route to the scene — took Second Place (“Silver”) in the 2018 East Bay Innovation Awards IT and Communications category. Over 100 nominations were received by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, which hosted the awards at the historical Fox Theater in Oakland last night, including twelve (12) in the IT & Communications category. The first-place winner was Chirp Microsystems, which just last month was acquired by Japanese electronics manufacturer TDK Corporation.
BLT was nominated for the award by the City of Concord, where it has been headquartered since 2012. According to John Montagh, Economic Development Manager for the City of Concord, the awards ceremony “showcases outstanding companies in the East Bay, such as Beyond Lucid Technologies, that are innovative and cutting-edge businesses creating the products and services of the future.”
According to Jonathon Feit, Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Beyond Lucid Technologies: “People say it’s an honor to be nominated, and that was true last night. In the spirit of the recent Olympics, we were thrilled to represent the Fire and EMS industry on the awards podium. Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of General Electric, used to say that GE would only get into an industry where it could be #1 or #2. When the category winner was recently acquired by a major international manufacturer, and our bootstrapped startup of wiry engineers was recognized for connecting emergency responders and care facilities in a way that has never been done before, we see a win for our team, our partner-clients, our investors, and our industry.”
According to Christian Witt, Co-Founder, President and CTO of Beyond Lucid Technologies: “No one gets into the EMS business by accident, and we are no exception. With our respective personal and family histories, Jonathon and I have seen what it means for emergency responders to pursue their sacred work of running toward the crash scene, toward the fire, but also lifting the infirm, changing their clothes when necessary, and ensuring that they are taking their medications. We’ve often said that the ‘Siren is the Soundtrack of the City,’ but there is much more to prehospital care than emergencies. Each recognition of our industry helps prehospital care providers get the credit they deserve, and gets brings them closer to a seat at the healthcare system’s table. It makes us proud that our innovations are helping to turn the ship.”
About Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc.
Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc. (BLT), is a health-and-safety IT firm that develops software packed with innovations that make Fire, Ground and Air EMS, medical transportation and Community Paramedicine safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective. The company’s MEDIVIEW Platform includes field-based record systems, longitudinal (“over time”) patient charting, and the BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange. Beyond Lucid Technologies currently serves partner-clients in 20 U.S. states, Canada and Australia, and has been called “Silicon Valley’s Emergency Medical Technology Experts.” Winner of a 2014 EMS World Innovation Award, a 2015 JEMS “Hot Product,” and Finalist for the 2018 East Bay Innovation Award (IT & Communication). Online at www.BeyondLucid.com