Session ID: 
271

Deploying a Disaster Response HIE Platform: PULSE California

2:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W314B

Description

The Patient Unified Lookup System (PULSE) for our patients is a web application that connects existing health information exchange organizations and other data sources to be used explicitly during disaster scenarios. PULSE was developed through funding and oversight from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (Cal EMSA). It was originally deployed in July 2017 and has been activated twice for wildfires in California.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain why disaster response HIE platforms are a crucial piece of infrastructure for providers and patients
  • Identify 1-2 actionable recommendations for stakeholders who are implementing a disaster response HIE
  • Explain how a disaster response HIE could utilize existing national standards

Speaker(s): 

Program Manager,
California EMS Authority
Executive Director,
California Association of HIEs

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
C-Suite
Public Health Practitioner

Level: 

Introductory