Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department | Health
With the implementation of a new electronic reporting system, Henderson firefighters are stepping into the 21st century with the goal of improving service on emergency medical calls.
The city fire department anticipates responding to more than 16,000 calls for emergency medical services this year. The Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system aims to significantly improve medical outcomes for these patients, while at the same time cutting costs and improving efficiency in the delivery of emergency medical services.
With the launch of ePCR, Henderson paramedics no longer create paper-based patient charts which later require manual data entry. The department’s system instead allows responders to electronically collect and immediately analyze health data on patients, sharing it over the Web with medical professionals while en route to the hospital. In addition, the system allows the department to gather and perform real-time monitoring of emergency medical services data so that improvement in treatments and patient care can be implemented in a matter of hours instead of weeks.