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3 PRESENTED BY: Moises Alajado Gerone Hamilton Mike Junker Chuck Schwartz Mike Tschida

4 SPECIAL THANKS Mike Vukovich, President/Owner, Open, Inc. Captain Rick Fretchel, SPFD Captain Greg Erickson, SPFD Dave Page, Instructor, IHCC

5 INTRODUCTION Mike Junker: Introduction & History/Future of Pen Based Computers. Mike Tschida & Moises Alajado: What are Pen-Based Computers and what are its advantages. Gerone Hamilton & Chuck Schwartz: Features and Sample Reports.

6 HISTORY December 1994 Issue of “Fire Chief” Magazine has an article on pen-based computers. Used for: maintenance of hydrants conduct fire inspections inspect apparatus complete run reports

7 St. Paul Fire History St. Paul Fire Department First Started To Research PBCs In April 1995 In 1997 SPFD signed a contract with Open, Inc. to take full responsibility to bring SPFD into the new millenium fully operational and paperless using PBCs. Over the past 4 years there have been a lot of changes, ups and downs, and the transition has not been an easy one, however, by 1-1-2000 it appears PBCs will be fully operational!

8 These medics are focusing on what they do best... providing effective patient care. The medic on the left is also collecting, managing, and communicating critical emergency medical information electronically. How ?

9 SafetyPAD ™ Information you need... Anytime... Anywhere a product of OPEN incorporated

10 ‘Musts’ to Success Real-time usability As fast or faster than paper (min man. Entry) Easy-to-use, intuitive Highly customizable More than data collection Expandable architecture

11 a problem... Improve productivity and efficiency? Increase profitability? Reduce time and resource requirements? Cut costs? Enhance patient care? Optimize information collection and management? Generate accurate, comprehensive, and omission- free reports? Decrease liability exposure? Eliminate paper and duplicate data entry? How can you...

12 a solution... Linking it all together Information People Communications

13 SafetyPAD architecture... Wireless (IrDA, CDPD) Wireline (Intra/Internet) Enterprise Database BillingState / Local QA/QIEducation CADMedical Ctl. ERSpecialists Enterprise Database BillingState / Local QA/QIEducation CADMedical Control ERSpecialists GPSMapAVL Other SafetyPADs Medical and Digital Devices PrinterFAX

14 What is SafetyPADmobile... Real-time usable field data collection and information management Collect, reference, and communicate EMS information Mobile pen-based and wearable computer technology More than data collection

15 What is SafetyPADbase... Enterprise-wide information management system Mobile manager Collect, analyze, communicate... Distribute and link information between a variety of information systems Multi-tiered architecture Open standards

16 a benefit to everyone... Medics and Responders Patients Operations / Administration QA / QI Billing Medical Direction Hospitals and ER Staff Dispatch Educators State and Area Agencies Legal Agents Optimize documentation Improved care Link info systems Enhance quality Higher collection rates Improve effectiveness Legible, timely reports Status and tracking Modify education Paperless submissions Comprehensive doc.

17 key benefits... Eliminate paper. Reduce time and resource requirements. End duplicate data re-entry. Optimize information management. Dramatically reduce the inefficiencies of managing information with paper. Significantly cut costs and increase efficiency... Improve billing collection rates. Assure that reimbursement-critical information is collected. Shorten billing cycles. Minimize delays. Increase profitability... Easily enter, reference, analyze, manage, and distribute call and patient information with one comprehensive, enterprise-wide solution. Enhance productivity... Improve quality and decrease liability exposure... Generate complete, accurate, legible, and omission-free reports. Optimize QA and QI... unlimited data analysis capabilities. assess effectiveness and efficiency. track clinical outcomes. identify trends.

18 a few other benefits... Optimize performance and information accessibility.. Flexible, powerful customization capabilities... Optimize protocol compliance and accelerate data entry and referencing... Improve overall patient care... Minimize training requirements... Advanced, expandable, upgradeable technologies... and many more...

19 “GOING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE” With technology changing by the day the future looks promising for PBCS. –Fax from Medics to the hospital –Infra-red cameras to provide picture from scene to hospital –Sharing EKG from LifePack to hospital personnel –Instructional videos (chest decompression) –Voice recognition –Access to the CAD System

20 SafetyPAD a revolutionary invaluable tool...

21 02:03 “MEDIC 4 - 2943 W. 7TH.. CHEST PAIN” Accurate and timely information is wirelessly delivered within seconds between SafetyPADmobile and other common systems, such as dispatch, using public or private radio services.

22 02:05 “AVL / GPS / MAPPING” Integrated GPS and mapping instantly lets you and others know where you are and where you need to go!

23 02:04 “MEDIC 4 - IN ROUTE” Frequent destination and past patient records are maintained for immediate retrieval. SafetyPADmobile becomes your agency’s intelligent MDT through convenient one-touch or voice-enabled status commands.

24 02:08 “MEDIC 4 - AT SCENE” SafetyPADmobile utilizes advanced Pentium-class pen-based and wearable computers to take advantage of their natural entry mechanisms, maximized mobility, and convenience. Information is collected in the field and wirelessly ’beamed’ between two or more responders, eliminating redundancy and speeding entry. Archived data, such as the patient’s past history and demographics, is accessed from local or remote databases or smartcards. A multilingual translator minimizes a language barrier between medics and the patient.

25 02:09 “FOCUS ON PATIENT” Call and patient information is rapidly collected using an extremely advanced, yet easy-to-use pen and voice enhanced interface. Auto- complete speeds entry. ‘Active Guidelines’ feature helps guide responders through their agency’s protocol to optimize assessing, treating, and documenting while minimizing mistakes and eliminating omissions. Voice-enabled technology allow responders to gather and reference information hands-free while physically caring for patients.

26 02:17 “MEDIC 4 - DEPARTED SCENE” Protocols, medication contraindications, and instructional videos are instantly reviewed within an embedded browser. Images taken from a digital camera and ECG data collected from an attached interpretive cardiac monitor, along with patient and clinical data are gathered, reviewed, and communicated wirelessly to medical control and a cardiologist to make telemedicine a reality. A preliminary report is instantly delivered to the receiving ER prior to arrival. Final interventions and vitals are documented and time- stamped just by stating them.

27 02:26 “MEDIC 4 - AT DESTINATION” All signatures are collected electronically. The report is spell checked, then reviewed in a call summary screen with narratives automatically generated from collected data. A legible, accurate and complete report is insured by electronically checking it against a set of agency-defined rules. The final run report is saved, then beamed to an infrared-enabled printer in a matter of seconds.

28 02:29 “MEDIC 4 - IN SERVICE...”

29 “THROUGHOUT THE DAY” Information is instantly shared between SafetyPADmobile and SafetyPADbase through wired and wireless connections. Call and patient data is immediately distributed to those who need it... billing, dispatch, QA/QI, operations, state/local... the way they need it... ODBC, ASCII, HTML, ActiveX, HL7. A direct interface to billing speeds up processing, and no paper means no additional data entry or transcription errors. QA/QI analyzes standardized data to spot trends and improve performance, while e-mailing results to educators and staff. Inventory is continually tracked when interventions are given throughout the day. SafetyPADbase electronically updates all mobile units with data field revisions, electronic surveys and studies, lookup tables, ‘Active Guidelines’, help documents, system files, e-mail, and more!

30 added features



33 Resources and references Mike Vukovich, Open, Inc Captain Rick Fretchel, Technical Support Captain Greg Erickson, Mentor December 1994 issue of “Fire Chief” Magazine December 1999 issue of “JEMS” By e-mail:

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