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PULSE - Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies

Description
When disaster strikes and families are relocated to shelters in their community or even further afield, prescription refills and other healthcare needs become more challenging. The Sequoia Project, in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is developing a nationwide deployment plan for the health IT disaster response platform known as the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE). The Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) is a nationwide health IT disaster response platform that can be deployed at the city, county, or state level to authenticate disaster healthcare volunteer providers. PULSE allows disaster workers to query and view patient documents from all connected healthcare organizations. Sequoia also formed an advisory council to inform PULSE's progress.
Start Date
05/07/2018
Projected End Date

    
Project Tags
  • Disaster
  • Emergency
  • EMS
  • HIE
  • interoperability
  • Public-Private Collaborative
  • Sequoia Project
Project Point of Contact: dvandykeremove@removesequoiaproject.org
Project Results
None