The Boston Marathon Bombings Mass Casualty Incident One Emergency Department’s Information Systems Challenges and Opportunities
Landman, A., Teich, J., Pruitt, P., et al. (2015). The Boston Marathon Bombings Mass Casualty Incident: One Emergency Department’s Information Systems Challenges and Opportunities. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 66(1): 51-59.
The authors share findings from post-incident briefing that included challenges with “unidentified patient naming convention, real-time situational awareness of patient location, and documentation of assessments, orders, and procedures.” To address these lessons learned, they updated select systems and clarified roles and responsibilities for maintaining electronic systems.