The State of Florida is deploying Audacious Inquiry’s secure disaster response platform, the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies™ “PULSE” Enterprise, for access to critical health information during declared emergencies
BALTIMORE – February 10, 2020 – Audacious Inquiry (Ai), an industry leader in connected care, has contracted with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to deploy the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies™ (PULSE) Enterprise platform in Florida. The State of Florida has adopted this technology to provide immediate public health assistance around COVID-19 and to prepare for the 2021 hurricane season. PULSE Enterprise is branded in Florida as the Emergency Patient Look-Up System or E-PLUS.
PULSE Enterprise is the next generation of the PULSE edition leveraged by providers, emergency responders, and public health officials during the California wildfires from 2017-2019. The application leverages the eHealth Exchange, the largest query-based national health information exchange network in the country, to display patient clinical histories to authorized medical providers in nontraditional healthcare settings, including special needs shelters, mobile field hospitals, and other alternate care sites. PULSE Enterprise also integrates with Surescripts, the nation’s leading health information network, to provide emergency response personnel consolidated medication history data during declared emergencies.
The new service equips response teams with more robust query, auditing, and reporting capabilities to support a wide range of disaster scenarios and crises. Through PULSE Enterprise, Florida’s emergency response personnel can securely access patient health information in nonroutine healthcare settings so providers can access the clinical and medication histories of patients who have been displaced by disaster. The service has also supported critical public health activities during the COVID-19 response by providing access to patient health information used for epidemiological assessments and clinical case augmentation.
In addition, through its Emergency Census™ feature, PULSE Enterprise offers the ability to locate missing individuals who have been displaced by disaster by sharing data in real-time with Florida’s statewide Encounter Notification Service® (ENS®). Emergency Census will enable Florida’s emergency response personnel to rapidly locate missing individuals who have been admitted or discharged from a hospital, health care facility, or emergency shelter.
“PULSE Enterprise is a valuable tool for bringing critical information to the front lines of clinical response, and we are pleased to support AHCA in their disaster readiness efforts”, said Scott Afzal, President of Audacious Inquiry.
Audacious Inquiry (Ai) is a national industry-shaping health IT company that provides a connected care platform facilitating the secure transmission of actionable, accurate, and event-driven data across the U.S. healthcare system. Audacious Inquiry’s pioneering software solutions help providers and care managers be proactive during the most important moments, including during transitions of care. This information helps at-risk providers and payers working within value-based arrangements reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.
With years of experience developing health data exchanges at the federal and state level, Audacious Inquiry is a trusted partner to health plans, health systems, Health Information Exchange Organizations, public health agencies, and federal, state, and local government agencies across the country. Audacious Inquiry’s trusted solutions, which include its flagship Encounter Notification Service® (ENS) and the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies™ (PULSE), serve more than 60 million people nationwide. For more information, visit us at ainq.com, or follow us on Twitter at @A_INQ.