Pa. health network, T-System to support patient care at raceway

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Allentown, Pa.-based health system Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will begin using health IT service developer T-System's DigitalShare documentation system to support emergency medical response and on-scene emergency healthcare for the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

Sixty providers will be electronically capturing patient care documentation, managing resources and analyzing captured data for post-event risk management, according to Dallas-based T-System.

At the Pocono Raceway, LVHN's team of physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and paramedics will set up three emergency care facilities—an infield care center, which serves as the primary trauma care site for drivers, crew members and spectators; an infield first aid center for non-urgent care; and the LVHN mobile field hospital as the grandstand care center.

The team will document patient data at three centers, which will then be uploaded to a central data repository. Because LVHN will have patient data available electronically, personnel can assess the captured data to plan for patient care needs at future events, T-System added.