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Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Health Information Exchange in EMS

Orange County EMS is a participant in the Patient Unified Lookup System for EMS (PULSE+EMS) project sponsored by the California EMS Authority (EMSA) pursuant to grant funding provided by the Federal Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). As defined by EMSA and the ONC, the +EMS project supports the creation of bi-directional Health Information Exchange (HIE) between EMS Providers and Hospitals using the "Search, Alert, File, and Reconcile" (SAFR) workflow model. Project participants include:

  • Orange County EMS
  • Newport Beach Fire Department
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • One California Partnership Regional Health Information Organization (OCPRHIO)

"SAFR" Workflow Examples


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 Health Information Exchange in EMS - Connect Conference 07-19-2017 (10.99 MB)
 Health Information Exchange in EMS - HIE Committee Meeting Presentation 01/18/2017 (13.4 MB)
 Health Information Exchange in EMS - HIE Committee Meeting Presentation 04-03-2017 (10.11 MB)
 Health Information Exchange in EMS - HIE Summit - HIE/EMS Project Update 04-05-2017 (8.81 MB)
 Health Information Exchange in EMS - SAFR Workflow Training - 12/19/2016 (13.3 MB)
 HIE for EMS Providers - An Introduction - March 2018 (1.77 MB)
 HIE+EMS REAC Meeting Presentation - January 2018 (1.36 MB)
 OCHCA - HIE Press Release - 05/09/2017 (115.1 KB)
 ONC Report on EMS / HIE Implementation - 01/2017 (850.6 KB)