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Georgia Tech: Modified Early Warning System

The system is a proof of concept to help EMS keep track of actions taken while transporting the patient. The system, Deus Ex Machina, seeks to solve these two problems:

1) data isolation to transport agencies

2) little to no means of communicating with the facilities as to the actions taken during transport.

The system address the first pain point by having a shared FHIR server. While limited due to the PoC nature, this brings common benefits of FHIR as well as a means by which the agencies can share patient information. It also allows the extension of the system into Regional Health Information Organisations (Health Care IT News, 2011) via FHIR federation. Such a feature would allow a patient search across the nation provided enough RINO join.

The system address the second pain point by allowing the driver to either complete the drop off and print a report or use FHIR interactivity to directly push the patient information to the facility.

Finally, the PoC only implements the driver view of the data. It does not implement dispatching capabilities. This means that while the front end polls the back end for a transport update, there is presently no user available GUI to push the data.
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