Deploying a Disaster Response HIE Platform: PULSE California
2:30pm - 3:30pmThursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
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.
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