Monday, 04 February 2013 10:49

HEMSI Launches Electronic Patient Care Reports

Emergency Medical Services Goes Paperless

Huntsville, AL – Today at 7:00 a.m. Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI) is launching its Electronic Pre-Hospital Care Report (ePCR) system for dramatic improvement of patient care. HEMSI personnel have been in training for the past weeks to prepare for the shift from paper-based to electronic records.

The system, HealthEMS by Sansio, is a remotely hosted field data collection, management, and reporting software solution for ambulance service providers that enables a two-way information flow – a critical benefit to patients through improving the accuracy and timeliness needed to support clinical decision-making.

Every working ambulance and supervisor will be using tablet computers linked real-time to the HealthEMS servers, HEMSI offices, and local hospitals. The 25-28 tablets deployed Monday morning are equipped with a variety of security measures, including Computrace – the same security program as used by Huntsville City Schools.

The cutting-edge, web-based system is a proven solution for centralized remote data collection and management. Sansio has the largest customer base in the country processing millions of patient encounters annually for some of America’s most prestigious organizations, including FDNY, LAFD, Acadian Ambulance, and other customers in over 40 states.

HEMSI CEO Jon Howell said, “We have been working for some time now to provide a paperless system for our emergency medical services. The ePCR system will provide a data-rich environment that will enhance our ability to give our patients world-class service and the highest standards of care.”

HEMSI Board of Directors President Stan Chapman added, “As one of the premier emergency medical services providers in the country, HEMSI is pleased to implement the best in technology to improve patient care and system performance for the residents of Madison County."

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