Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE)

Description
When disasters occur, individuals may require medical attention from facilities and providers that do not have any previous history treating that patient, and from healthcare volunteers without access to their traditional EHR and HIE systems. Consequently, a victim's or evacuee's critical health information - medications, allergies, major illnesses, etc. - may be unavailable to disaster volunteers, emergency responders, and emergency facilities caring for them during or after a disaster. The "Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies" (PULSE) is being developed to allow disaster healthcare volunteers registered and authenticated through California's Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) system to retrieve health information for victims and evacuees from HIEs, hospital systems, and other sources statewide using national standards.
Start Date
07/27/2015
Projected End Date
07/26/2017
Project Tags
  • Disaster
  • Emergency
  • EMS
  • HIE
Project Point of Contact: robert.cothrenremove@removeca-hie.org
Project Results
None