Session ID: 
287

"SAFR" Care Coordination Between Paramedics and ED

12:30pm - 1:30pm Friday, March 9
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Murano 3301

Description

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.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the SEARCH functionality, its utilization, and its impact on paramedic workflow
  • Demonstrate the ALERT functionality, its utilization, and its impact on clinical decision making
  • Demonstrate the FILE functionality, its utilization, and its impact on the paramedic/ED nurse transition-of-care process
  • Demonstrate the RECONCILE functionality, its utilization, and its impact on billing turnaround, paramedic satisfaction, and the NEMSIS eOutcome submission process

Speaker(s): 

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine,
University of California San Diego
Program Manager,
San Diego Health Connect
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

Clinical Informaticists
Nurse, CNO, CNIO
Physician, CMO, CMIO

Level: 

Intermediate

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