SafetyPAD launches Enterprise Version 4.0; Enhances Quality Control, Interoperability Features

SafetyPAD launches Enterprise Version 4.0; Enhances Quality Control, Interoperability Features

Press Release Apr 22, 2012

Minneapolis, Minn. – April 17, 2012 – OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® suite of technology products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, has announcedthe launch of its Enterprise Version 4.0 platform with enhanced quality control and interoperability features. SafetyPAD Enterprise is an industry leading EMS information management system. It is comprised of a high-performance relational database and a secure, web-based administrative console.  The upgrade has been automatically deployed to agencies using the web-based SafetyPAD Enterprise platform.

“Many of these enhanced features were implemented from field research we did with our existing users,” said Mike Vukovich, President of OPEN, Inc. “Our goal is to always remain on the cutting-edge in developing valuable technology solutions that empowers emergency service agencies to put the patient first and the paperwork second. This new version of SafetyPAD is a strong example of our commitment to this mission.”

SafetyPAD 4.0’s new features include:

  • CaseFlow Upgrade – SafetyPAD’s Quality Control/Quality Assurance application can now help ensure that calls follow protocols, are completed according to policy and procedure, and are immediately available for quality assurance, feedback and correction. SafetyPAD Enterprise helps agencies to achieve these goals with the introduction of Case Flow
  • BioView – Bio-View offers Syndromic Surveillance and Clinical Alerting Technology. This SafetyPAD feature checks the documentation of patient care in progress with the ability to set up alerts on what may be occurring as well as the appropriate treatment options. As cases are entered in the field  they are continually checked against agency-defined criteria set for each individual alert. 
  • Enhanced Interactive Guidelines – SafetyPAD’s customizable “to-do” and agency defined medical protocols lists that clearly outline a step-by-step process that emergency service personnel must follow for each specific patient calls to ensure policy and procedure compliance in the field.
  • Application Program Interface – Hospitals and other such institutions can now ‘pull’ SafetyPAD patient data directly into their systems after receiving expressed permission from the emergency services agency to do so in order to expedite the transfer of critical information to continue care and treatment of a patient.

“The basic premise with these additional capabilities is to ensure that paramedics, firefighters and EMT personnel have the tools they need to most efficiently and effectively treat patients on scene while also work seamlessly with hospitals and other facilities; all without requiring additional manpower resources,” said Scott Streicher, Director of Operations for SafetyPAD. “We know that our platform not only saves money and time, but directly assists emergency services personnel in saving lives. It’s why we’re in this business.”

More information on these and other SafetyPAD features is available at www.safetypad.com.

About Open Inc

Founded in 1993, OPEN Incorporated is a leader in electronic patient care reporting that develops software products for the Fire & EMS industry, enhancing their abilities to serve the public. With more than 15 years of developing highly successful electronic EMS informatics solutions, the company’s SafetyPAD® software and related technologies have been successfully deployed at numerous high performance EMS services, including three of the six largest U.S. city’s fire-based EMS services. More information can be found at www.safetypad.com.

 

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