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The purpose of the Seven Day Doctor iPhone app. will be to strengthen the information link which should exist between an ambulance patient, an ambulance paramedic and the hospital to which the ambulance patient is being taken by ambulance in the event of an accident or some other medical emergency. The app. can also be used to keep fully-informed and updated the patient’s own personal and professional social network.
On the occasion of an accident or of a medical emergency, a patient will be able to communicate with the emergency ambulance services and to be able to summon an ambulance as required in the same way as a person who is in need of a taxi can summon a taxi using the Uber app. A taxi which has attended a person who has summoned a taxi will transport the passenger from the pick-up point to the destination and will receive payment for doing so on arrival at the destination.
An ambulance which has been dispatched to the scene of an accident or to a medical emergency will be able to be kept fully-informed of the identity of the patient who is being attended and with as much accurate and up-to-date information about his/her medical history and healthcare status as would be required for the patient to be provided with all appropriate medical care while he/she is being taken to the hospital and on arrival at the hospital. This medical and healthcare information would be stored on an iPhone and would be available to the patient or to the paramedic who is attending the patient at the scene of the medical emergency or at the hospital to which the patient has been taken. The medical and healthcare information stored on the iPhone would also be able to be sent by text or by email or by both text and email to the iPhone from the Seven Day Doctor switchboard database where this information is being held as a 24/7 call-centre back-up service.
It will be possible to support the patient by keeping accurate and fully updated medical and healthcare information readily available on file for immediate email / text transmission by request from the patient or from the paramedic who is in attendance. An emergency doctor / paramedic who has been transported by a helicopter or land air ambulance will be able to be kept fully informed as to the medical history and the current healthcare status of a patient while he/she is being taken to the scene of an accident or medical emergency should the circumstances require his/her immediate attendance at the scene of the medical emergency before the patient can be moved on to the care of a hospital. The importance of the immediate attendance of an emergency doctor / paramedic ‘at the scene’ is not always fully appreciated by those who take an interest in the air ambulance service. The time difference between a patient receiving such professional treatment immediately and receiving it at the hospital could well be a matter of life and death to the patient or at least of a deterioration in his/her chance of a making a full recovery from the medical incident.
It will also be possible to provide to a social network group of friends, family and other ‘loved ones’ details of what has happened to the patient in as much detail as necessary for members of this group to be kept as fully informed as possible. Personally, I have appended to my own Seven Day Doctor ‘medifile’ a schedule of some thirty-five people with their contact telephone numbers and their contact email addresses. This schedule is now available on my iPhone and it can be transmitted to a third party who will be able to use it to keep all those listed as fully informed as possible as to the state of health and well-being of the patient. This schedule can also be kept on the call-centre files in order to support the patient by text in the event of a medical crisis by communicating accurate and full updated information about the patient to his / her social network.
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Air Ambulance Northern Ireland mailto:email@example.com
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Devon Air Ambulance Trust mailto:email@example.com
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
East Anglian Air Ambulance mailto:email@example.com
East Midlands Ambulance Service 0115 884 5000
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance mailto:email@example.com
Great Western Air Ambulance Charity mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance mailto:email@example.com
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Trust mailto:email@example.com
London Ambulance Service http://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/
London’s Air Ambulance mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Magpas Air Ambulance mailto:email@example.com
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
North East Ambulance Service http://www.neas.nhs.uk/
North West Air Ambulance Charity mailto:email@example.com
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service http://www.nias.hscni.net/
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Ambulance Service http://www.scottishambulance.com
South Central Ambulance Service http://www.southcentralambulance.nhs.uk/
South East Coastal Ambulance Service http://www.secamb.nhs.uk/
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust http://www.swast.nhs.uk/
Thames Valley Air Ambulance mailto:email@example.com
The Air Ambulance Service mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Wales Air Ambulance Charity mailto:email@example.com
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS FoundationTrust http://www.wmas.nhs.uk
Wiltshire Air Ambulance mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkshire Ambulance Service http://www.yas.nhs.uk/
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With heavy hearts, David H. Hamer’s wife, Joan, his daughter, son-in-law, and three granddaughters announce his death at age 82 on Monday, April 3, 2017. He passed peacefully at home, without pain, surrounded by his family. His mind remained sharp and he continued to recite limericks until the end.
David was born in 1934 in Billingham, an area that would later be heavily bombed in WWII.
Naughty young boy that he was, during the war he used to take tiny fragments of bombs that had exploded and put them on the railroad tracks, so that when the trains drove over them, it went “bang.” He served in the British Royal Air Force in an intelligence role, before his career as a physical chemist brought him to the United States in 1964. After retiring from his career in chemistry, David became a pilot, which resulted in several long-term assignments in Berlin, Paris, and London. His travels also took him to India, Nigeria, North Africa, the Middle East, and most of the countries of Western Europe.
With a penchant for words and numbers, his love of crossword puzzles, indirectly, led him to cryptology in about 1986. He had been looking for a computer program that could help solve crossword puzzles and was referred to the American Cryptogram Association. He never did find the computer program he sought but learned about programs that cracked codes and ciphers. As he did with most things he found interesting, he dove into cryptology with both feet and began writing and lecturing about its history demonstrating the use of Enigma machines to anyone who had an interest, from library groups to experts at conferences to his grandchildren – who learned how to correctly insert wheels and push buttons.
He became an internationally recognized expert in cryptology. In 2000, he was appointed
visiting research scholar by the Bletchley Park Trust in England. He was a member of Executive Committee of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, in Fort Meade, MD, where he also served as the liaison officer with Bletchley Park and as Vice-Chairman of the Acquisitions Committee. He published several technical papers, and wrote book reviews and articles for Eye Spy, U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA), Cryptologia (Editorial Board), Cryptogram, Chronological – Historical Association, South West Wales. His website will remain at: http://www.intelligenia.org/
As word of his death is now spreading and we are receiving messages, we are becoming
increasingly aware of how much his contributions to the field are appreciated.
On our part, we are missing a husband, a dad, and a grandpa.
Per his wishes, there will be no funeral or service. His ashes will be scattered in England. In the coming months, there will be a luncheon to celebrate his life. He would love nothing more than for all of us to raise a glass in his name – preferably a glass filled with a good Irish whiskey.
Details to follow. We do hope you will be able to join us.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a memorial contribution to the
National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
Ft. Meade, MD 20755.
Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Joan Hamer & Family.
201 Foxglove Trail, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.