National Park Service Adopts emsCharts Software for Emergency Documentation & Management
Submitted by Lindsey Kelley
The National Park System is comprised of 391 parks covering more than 84 million acres in the United States and American territories, and provides emergency medical services for people who become ill or injured within National Park areas. This results in over 16,000 incidents responded to by over 1,500 EMS providers Service-wide. The NPS has elected to implement the emsCharts system in order to electronically document and collectively report on all incidents occurring in any National Park.
The emsCharts system is already in place at six National Parks including Grand Canyon National Park, one of the NPS’s busiest, receiving over five million visitors, annually. emsCharts, Inc. helped to pioneer real-time and electronic data collection with software products that use the Internet to connect first responders with hospitals and reporting agencies; thus expediting the entire process and leaving more time to focus on patients’ needs. emsCharts, Inc. also offers mobile, offline versions of their web product for use in ambulances, helicopters, and on scene with patients.
Last year, emsCharts developed functionality specifically designed for the National Park Service including incident tracking by United States National Grid Location. This coupled with Bio Surveillance and Injury Tracking will provide NPS Park EMS Coordinators, Medical Directors, Department of Interior Leadership, and Epidemiologists with real-time, nationwide notification when injury or illness thresholds are crossed. NPS leadership can immediately identify injury and illness patterns based on auto-generated reports and real-time alerts.
emsCharts, Inc. (www.emscharts.com) provides pre-hospital care professionals with dynamic, state-of-the-art solutions for optimized patient health care, quality assurance and operational productivity. Developed in conjunction with and fully tested by medical and public safety professionals, emsCharts software products provide a total solution for patient data collection and management, at a flat monthly fee.
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