Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston to Deploy Mass-Casualty Tablet Device During Marathon


Boston to Deploy Mass-Casualty Tablet Device During Marathon

Boston EMS is deploying a new, off-the-shelf, lightweight mobile device for the first time at the Boston Marathon on April 15.
The platform, from SafetyPAD, is intended for use in mass-casualty situations gives EMS personnel the ability to carry into crowds and assess a patient upon arrival, document in realtime, transmit data to transport units before they arrive, and other features.
Boston EMS will utilize the new Android-based program for bike and gator teams along race route.
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From safetypad's website:

Open Inc. LogoA brief introduction:

OPEN incorporated (SafetyPAD) has been developing highly successful electronic EMS informatics solutions since 1993.  Our SafetyPAD electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) system was released in 1996 and we’ve been developing innovative and successful mobile computing solutions ever since. SafetyPAD is a fully integrated, enterprise-wide information management solution for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and fire services requiring comprehensive electronic documentation and information management (ePCR).  It offers expansive benefits to care providers by optimally collecting, managing, analyzing, and communicating mission critical incident and patient information as it happens, and thereafter. 
We are a technology company comprised of a staff that has its roots in the EMS community.  Our staff possesses extensive experience in various aspects of systems engineering, programming, security, virtualization, networking and wireless technology provides our clients with a wealth of information.  Various members of our team specialize in databases, Windows networking, VMWare, NEMSIS and State reporting all of which tie directly in to the core functions provided by our company.  Our support system is second to none.  We provide detailed tracking with a customer web portal allowing program and 24/7 response.
The SafetyPAD system was developed to initially support high performance systems where  rapid, user-friendly and comprehensive EMS documentation and robust backend system-wide management were keys to overall success.  Ongoing improvements and system design allow for a completely scalable system supporting 400 to 400,000+ patient care reports annually.

Let's just hope those numbers aren't dates, right?

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