Every EMS provider should require their ePCR system to have full functionality for health information exchange. “Adopting HIE For EMS Providers” is an outreach page that describes the value proposition for EMS providers to adopt health information exchange functionality into their electronic patient care record system. We have created this document to describe the benefits of adoption and the minimum SEARCH, ALERT, FILE, RECONCILE (SAFR) functions that make up a complete system. Some of the benefits of the SAFR Model include, but not limited to: improving clinical decision making and support, better transactions of care, improving patient care, building better longitudinal patient records, and improving population health.
We ask that every local EMS agency and EMS provider to examine their system based upon the SAFR functionality.