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VHA Looks to Have ER Triage Tablet by August

The Veterans Health Administration said it hopes to have emergency room triage software up and running by August, Fierce Mobile Healthcare reports.

Orlando, Fla.-based DSHI Systems has provided the VHA with a call-center based triage service for 12 years. The VHA selected DHSI to develop triage software ER nurses can access on tablets.

According to Fierce, the software would use algorithms from a 50,000-question library to help nurses analyze symptoms and diagnose conditions of patients. The software would provide recommendations on which patients need treatment first.

The new tablet will be tied in with VHA’s electronic health record system and provide nurses patient data, medical records and vital signs. Once complete, VHA is looking to deploy more than 100,000 tablets to medical centers.

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