Mass Casualty IncidentPatient Tracking (MCI PT) Knox County Health Department Knoxville, Tennessee
Scope of Project • Implement a software system that included both fixed and mobile equipment to facilitate the effective tracking of patients from a mass casualty incident (MCI) or event until disposition at the treatment facility. • Project includes two phases: Pre-hospital and hospital
EMITS • Disaster Management Solutions • EMSware Enterprise Edition software • Written in Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) • Can be operated in Access, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 Databases • Securely export data in XML files or link data to systems via ADO, ODBC, XML, or flat file. • Enterprise Edition includes EMSware and Web Client software
EMITS • Disaster Management Solutions • EMSware Hardware • Handheld data terminal • Batch mode or 802.11b capable • Built in bar code scanner and takes grayscale photos • Microsoft Windows mobile software and scaled version of EMSware • EMSware compatible with other Pocket PC devices and scanners • Wireless access points (Warrior Pack) • Multiple triage or event sites for larger areas
Access • Scanners with Warrior Packs are located throughout the county in key emergency response vehicles. • Knoxville Fire Department District Chiefs • Rural/Metro Fire Department (County) Battalion Chiefs (and some trucks throughout county) • Rural/Metro Ambulance Supervisor Vehicle • Knox Co. Volunteer Rescue Squad Mass Casualty Vehicle • Scanners have been purchased for each MMRS hospital Emergency Department. • Web-Based Access will be allowed for the following: • Regional Medical Communications Center • Knoxville/Knox County Emergency Management Agency • KCHD (RHC and ERC) • American Red Cross
Training • Phase I Training included an overview for key players from EMS prior to testing at Boomsday and the District II Homeland Security Exercise. • Phase II Training will involve Hospital Emergency Department Staff. • Discussions are being held about having a system like “Triage Tuesdays” where users can continue to practice/train using the system.
Role based access policies built into EMSware. Limit access to PHI based on role of user i.e. Red Cross Phase II-Hospital Imp. Training continued for hospital personnel Continue efforts towards having EMSware and equipment at triage/registration points Ongoing Efforts
Concerns/Questions Bob Cadorette – Emergency Preparedness IT - KCHD 865-215-5315 Charity Menefee – Hospital Coordinator - KCHD 865-215-5098 Colin Ickes – Knoxville/Knox County Emergency Management 865-215-1166 Larry Hutsell – Emergency Response Coordinator -KCHD 865-215-5161