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PULSE-COVID: the Patient Unified Lookup System for the COVID-19 Pandemic

PULSE-COVID, developed by Audacious Inquiry and an initiative of The Sequoia Project, allows verified users (e.g., public health authorities and clinical providers) to find and view electronic patient health and medication histories from across national health information exchange networks. With a simple search on PULSE-COVID, users can access and view clinical care documents including medications, allergies, diagnoses, lab results, and other relevant information to augment clinical care, identify patient comorbidities, and fill in gaps related to patient health or demographic characteristics. Users can also use PULSE-COVID to access clinical histories for patients in non-routine care settings such as quarantine centers and other alternate care sites. PULSE-COVID is an adaptation of the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE), which was deployed during the response to the California wild fires of 2017, 2018, and 2019. PULSE is currently under redesign and will be released in June of 2020 with broader functionality and nationwide scalability.
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  • Audacious Inquiry
  • C-CDA
  • COVID-19
  • Disaster
  • EHR
  • Emergency Medicine
  • outbreak
  • pandemic
  • Sequoia Project
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