• May 7th, 2017

Included in the “Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Data Integration to Optimize Patient Care” report is the “SAFR model,” developed to help provide a framework for EMS health information exchange:

  • Search: Allow EMS providers in the field to search for hospital and other records that will help the make treatment and transport decisions
  • Alert: Notify hospitals of incoming EMS patients with automated systems that populate emergency department dashboards with information entered by EMS in the field
  • File: Incorporate the data in EMS electronic patient care reports directly into patient’s longitudinal health records
  • Reconcile: Provide feedback on outcomes and other hospital data to EMS agencies for billing and quality improvement