Miss. medical center partnership equips EMS with DrFirst’s Backline medication technology

First responders at King’s Daughters Medical Center are able to scan a patient’s driver’s license using Backline and access six months of patient medication history

By EMS1 Staff

ROCKVILLE, Md. — First responders have more information at their fingertips than ever before, thanks to a partnership between DrFirst, a mobile e-prescribe and patient medication management system, and King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Using Backline, a new technology connecting all aspects of healthcare, paramedics can scan the back of a patient’s driver’s license to access up to six months of medication history, as well as message information to the hospital and the waiting patient care team.

“Protecting patient safety and providing the best care for our patients are our most important goals,” said Lee Robbins, director of emergency medical services at KDMC. “That is why our paramedics are thrilled to have access to patients’ medication history and secure texting with the hospital. These capabilities help them deliver higher-quality, safer care in the field and ensure that the hospital medical team has the information they need to quickly and safely care for their patients.”

Backline complies with all HIPAA, HiTech Act and Joint Commission requirements.

“For paramedics, every second is crucial,” said Nick Smith, nurse manager in KDMC’s emergency department. “With Backline, our paramedics can safely and securely share data and medical information with our hospital healthcare team. It helps them deliver faster, safer care for our patients upon arrival.”

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