Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Researchers developed a software system called “CrashHelp” to improve the information exchange from
emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners to emergency room/trauma center providers. The system
combines mobile smartphone, multimedia, Web server, and location-based technologies for paramedics to send key
information to hospital providers in a more data-rich manner than is currently available. This study outlines the
development of a second version of CrashHelp and summarizes the results of an initial pilot testing in the Boise,
Idaho, region. In addition, the study contains an analysis of the data system standards for EMS and intelligent
transportation systems to understand how they should be applied to the CrashHelp system. Finally, the study
investigates the potential sustainability of the CrashHelp system in several respects, including deployment in
regions with little prior infrastructure, as well as in more urban and developed areas. This included investigating
business models and deployment models for delivering CrashHelp as a product or service in the future.
Humphrey School of Public Affairs; University of Minnesota; School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University
Schooley, Benjamin; Horan, Thomas A.; Abed, Yousef; Murad, Abdullah.
ITS and Transportation Safety: EMS System Data Integration to Improve Traffic Crash Emergency Response and Treatment – Phases IV and V.
Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota.
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