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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has designed, developed and deployed the WeB-MEDIS system for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP).
WeB-MEDIS is a Web-based patient tracking system designed to provide emergency responders and hospitals with a highly portable system for inputting, sharing and tracking patient data from the field. The system was developed with guidance from firefighters, paramedics and hospital staff.
Patient vital signs, contamination and transportation status are entered into a Palm® or Pocket PC PDA. Photo courtesy of the University of Tennessee.
Based on jurisdictional procedures, patient status can be viewed by the receiving facilities and emergency operations centers in the region by using WeB-MEDIS.
WeB-MEDIS has been demonstrated at Pueblo, Colo., and Tooele, Utah, CSEPP exercises, as well as at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs mass casualty exercises.