Coordinated Care Management

June 10, 2011

Patient Care AT Pocono Raceway Supported by T-System And Lehigh Valley Health Network

The “5-Hour Energy 500” campaign at Pocono Raceway at Long Pond, Pa. has garnered full support in the form of on-scene emergency health care and emergency medical response systems. This is being done by the official medical sponsors of the Pocono Raceway, Lehigh Valley Health Network or LVHN, making use of the documentation system from T-System’s DigitalShare. Resource management, analysis of captured information for post-event risk calculation, and electronic capture of patient care documentation will be done by over 60 providers.

DigitalShare is essentially a solution provider for the documentation of patient care records and interactions on pre-specified paper templates, while at the same time capturing data electronically using digitally powered pens. Clinicians get the ability to use the in-built infrared camera in the pen to record data that was previously documented upon the digitized paper templates. The pen is then used to send the data over a secured web network, while it is docked on to a computer system, thus enabling its availability to clinicians to view or edit patient’s records at any given time. T-System on the other hand, is a leading solution provider for IT, business and clinical emergency medicine.

In a release, Administrator of Emergency Operations and Public Safety for LVHN and Executive Director of Medical Operations at Pocono Raceway,  Mike Wargo said that “DigitalShare's flexibility, rapid deployment and usability allow us to bring capabilities of a hospital emergency department to Pocono Raceway, which is important because the closest hospital is 30 minutes away without traffic congestion."

M.D., FACEP, chief medical informatics officer at T-System, Bob Hitchcock said that “The use of DigitalShare at large-scale sporting events and in other unique care settings demonstrates the versatility of our ED solutions. We applaud Lehigh Valley Health Network's decision to employ the most advanced emergency medical technology to provide exceptional care and analyze captured data to continuously improve outcomes at Pocono Raceway."

The LVHN contains electronically stored patient data records, which makes it easy for personnel to access the data in order to effectively plan for the future care that a patient might require. Apart from this, the data is also used for analysis, to check for the volume of patients, common areas where injuries occur, locations of patient transportation and the type of illness. To find out more information, please visit

Carolyn John is a Contributor to HealthTechZone. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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