Implementing a Patient Tracking System in a Large EMS System
Farcas, A., Zaidi, H., Wleklinski, N., et al. (2022). Implementing a Patient Tracking System in a Large EMS System. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Emergency Care. 26(2):305-310.
The authors share how Chicago first responder, public health, and 27 used a barcode system to track patients during a large event. While the system was successful in tracking patients from their initial contact with emergency medical services to the hospital, the authors discuss limitations and barriers encountered when implementing the system (e.g., logistical and technological barriers).