"SAFR" Care Coordination Between Paramedics and ED
12:30pm - 1:30pmFriday, March 9
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Paramedics and ED staff can dramatically improve pre-hospital care coordination. Improving coordination between paramedics in the field and the receiving ED was the primary goal of the SAFR Grant. SEARCH allows paramedics to check the HIE for problems, meds, allergies, and encounters and input them into their ePCR. Once a receiving hospital has been assigned, ALERT streams the paramedics narrative findings, EKGs, and vital signs to the ED's EHR where they can be viewed real-time by nurses and physicians. FILE streamlines the transition-of-care/handoff process at the ED by electronically transferring the complete NEMSIS record into the hospital EHR. RECONCILE automatically sends updated patient demographics, billing information, and eOutcomes from the hospital back to the ePCR and ambulance agency. To develop and evaluate the SAFR goals, ONC provided funds to CAEMSA which awarded San Diego Health Connect a contract. SDHC manages the community HIE in San Diego and Imperial Counties.