10 Apr New software helps speed emergency response
CHICAGO – MedRed LLC has developed a technology that will bring emergency responders medical information at the point of care in “real time and on the go,” the company announced this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference. EFR MedCom partners with the National Health Information Network and GoogleHealth to bring faster and more accurate analysis and response to emergencies. The system will be available in June for pilots.
The software was developed with support from the U.S. Army’s Telemedicine Advanced Technology Research Center. It enables responders at all levels to communicate and collaborate more effectively in emergency situations such as catastrophic accidents, natural disasters and terror attacks. First responders can download relevant health information from the National Health Information Network (NHIN) and Google Health, then communicate the data to key personnel, health centers and agencies
“EFR MedCom makes this intense level of communication and coordination during an emergency truly possible for the first time in our nation’s history,” according to Dr. William K. Smith, MedRed founder. “It connects people on the ground with experts around the country to navigate complex emergency situations and solve serious health threats.”
The software was designed to strengthen preparation, response and recovery capabilities as well as achieving all seven priorities of the Homeland Security National Preparedness Goals.
Founded in 2004, MedRed is a Chicago company that develops, manufactures and sells Personal Health Records (PHR) and Clinical Support Systems (CDSS) to government and commercial markets.