Global Emergency Resources' key product, HC Standard®, is the leading patient and asset tracking and visualization package in the emergency management and healthcare industries. It provides rapid user-customization across multiple platforms, making it the command center that monitors healthcare assets, tracks patient progress, maps available resources, provides a communication venue, and generates critical reports. HC Standard®, also known as HCS™, is simple to use and supports daily, emergency and mass casualty events. It combines information from numerous sources so timely, informed and optimal decisions can be made.
HC Standard Application Suite
HC Standard® (HCS) is an enterprise application suite designed to provide real time (one minute delay) situational awareness of critical healthcare assets. HCS provides healthcare and emergency service providers with superior decision support tools and informational dashboard statistics on both daily and emergency situations and incidents. HCS can be integrated with popular electronic patient care reporting and incident management systems, making it more easily accessed and utilized by key stakeholders who must be able to access all of their critical information from one location.
HCS was built using the entire Microsoft Stack including a highly scalable Microsoft SQL Server database, .NET core programming middle tier and services layers, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) mobile field application frameworks, and a Silverlight front end dashboard application for a richer user navigation and viewing experience.
HC Standard® stands apart from other critical resource tracking dashboard applications because of an administration interface that literally modifies the database structure in real time, allowing patient care professionals with average computing skills to quickly and easily add and edit data elements within a few strokes or mouse clicks. HCS provides visibility of resources like beds, blood, medications and medical equipment for those working in hospitals or public health agencies, as well as a Windows Mobile Patient Triage and Tracking application for first responders managing daily or emergency incident scenarios.
HC Standard was designed from the ground up to solve the traditional stovepipes or “silos of excellence” that have existed for some time in the healthcare system. HCS allows for a common operating picture of real time assets from staff to facilities by integrating with the many different systems and organizations that all play a role in any properly coordinated response. From automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems in an ambulance to integration with multiple computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems and 911 centers, HC Standard can compile, package and display the right information to the right people in an easy to use and visualize format. HC Standard helps solve the medical surge capacity problems that exist in the major metropolitan areas throughout the United States today.
Emergency Preparedness - Unlimited Availability of Accurate Healthcare Information
When medical emergencies arise, effective decisions depend upon leaders understanding the conditions, quantities and locations of their critical response resources. Much of the time, even within the walls of a single medical treatment facility, existing systems and processes make it difficult for decision makers to aggregate this information. Too much time is spent gathering information rather than making critical life-saving decisions and a common operating picture is essential.
When large numbers of people require medical care, assistance is often provided by several different organizations, from hospitals to public health agencies to emergency medical services (EMS) units at an incident scene, and the communication problems are further compounded. In certain regions, like the National Capital Region (NCR) surrounding Washington, DC, it is common for the situation to be even further complicated by the fact that a response involves EMS organizations from multiple jurisdictions including the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Maryland. These customers rely on HC Standard to Save Time and Save Lives!