ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intermedix EMSystems, the nation’s leading provider of public health and emergency medical management technologies, successfully supported two drills where Central Florida public safety officials practiced disaster response and recovery procedures. Intermedix EMSystems’ software was used both in critical exercise communications and for participant tracking during the event.
The first drill tested the workflow and efficiency of a civilian radiological evaluation site where patients receive exposure-related services and treatment during a radiological crisis. EMTrack™ was used to track each “patient” volunteer through each of eight positions (ie: check-in, evaluation, test, treatment, etc.), giving the radiological health professionals real-time insight into current operations, as well as the ability to retrospectively evaluate their workflow. During this drill, approximately 250 “patients” were tracked.
The second was a large-scale disaster drill prior to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game held at Amway Center this February. The drill included scenarios involving explosions and the use of Sarin Nerve Gas, as well as HazMat and decontamination operations. Public safety professionals used EMResource™ to update users as the event unfolded, to query for Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) capacity (number of “Red” or critical beds, “Yellow” or instances where delayed treatment will not risk the patient’s condition, and “Green” or minor injury treatment capacities for each hospital) and to track HazMat and decontamination response mechanism availability. Throughout the event, EMS broadcasted updates relating to the types of patients on scene, and law enforcement broadcasted situational updates from the multiple incident sites.
Because the event re-creation required over 300 volunteers, most of whom were high school students, and involved actual transport of all “patients” to six area hospitals, volunteer tracking became an important consideration. Organizers were able to utilize EMTrack™ to closely track all participants throughout the event which was especially important because many of the volunteers were minors. They tracked each through: Registration, On-bus-to-hospital, Off-bus-at-hospital, On-bus-back-from-hospital, and Off-bus-at-check-out. EMTrack enabled officials to locate one teenager who had decided to stop participating between checkpoints without telling anyone. They were able to identify that he was “missing” immediately, confirm his whereabouts and safely release him from participation when he didn’t end up on a bus as anticipated.
EMResource™, Intermedix EMSystems’ resource management web-based application, is currently utilized in approximately 40% of all hospitals in the country. In these implementations the application is up and running 24/7 in all hospital emergency departments, EMS agencies, and dispatch centers. It serves to manage day-to-day emergency response operations, including ambulance diversion, resource limitations reporting, mass casualty incident response and emergency department triage capacity, bed availability (HAvBED), missing persons and public health alerts, availability of ventilator equipment, and capability for decontamination. Information is updated as situations change, providing a common operating picture with information available at a glance in real-time. Since it supports day-to-day operations, end-users already understand reporting processes and navigation, resulting in a highly reliable communications infrastructure for large-scale incident response and accurate availability and capacity data reporting and submission.
Intermedix EMSystems’ EMTrack™ solution is currently used by over 25% of the U.S. population, and is an industry-leading proven tracking solution that supports the tracking of people and associated pets, property and equipment. Response and support teams can effectively track, coordinate, and manage patient or individual movements throughout the continuum of care including at the scene, transport, destination, discharge and promote the family reunification process.
About Intermedix Corporation
Intermedix (www.intermedix.com) focuses on the highly fragmented emergency healthcare system by delivering healthcare information technology and business solutions to manage the revenue cycle, promote preparedness and interoperability, and support incident response management, documentation and reporting.
Intermedix provides revenue cycle management services for emergency physicians and hospital emergency departments, emergency medical services (ambulance) agencies, urgent care centers, and fire departments throughout the United States and has collected billions of dollars for its clients. The Company also provides hosted technology solutions for state and local public health agencies, hospitals, urgent care centers, emergency medical services agencies, and fire departments using the brand names EMResource™, EMTrack™, CORES HAN, CORES RMS, CORES CMS, CORES ANS, TripTix®, and Fleeteyes™.
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