LLIS Best Practice: Public Health Software Program for Medical Patient Data Tracking, Situational Awareness and Services Rendered During Major Response Events [open pdf - 2MB]
"Provides information on a software program developed in-house by the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department (HCHHSD) in Texas to track patient flow, medications dispensed, and services rendered during Operation Lone Star characterized as one of the largest humanitarian events in the United States. There are very few tailored software products that are economically feasible and available to local health departments tasked with responding during local emergency response events that potentially involve the need to track patients, identify services rendered, quantify medications dispensed, and all be available in real-time for decision makers and support staff in the Emergency Operations Center. This Best Practice reviews a system developed by the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department used during the largest humanitarian event in the United States called Operation Lone Star. The system allows for real-time large scale patient information sharing between the first responders at the POD sites, Emergency Operations Center, and facilitates overall tracking of services, resources balancing, and provides a centralized data source of patient information being assessed in a large scale operation."
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)