Georgia Resource Availability Display

Trauma Communications Center Will No Longer Be Receiving Calls As Of February 27, 2015.

Resource Availability Display Available For EMS, Dispatch and Hospitals.

As a result of a review of the TCC at the end of its pilot period, the TCC will no longer serve as a communications center or offer 24/7 call agent coverage.

The Resource Availability Display or RAD will continue to be a valuable resource for healthcare providers by maintaining a real time, web based display showing the availability of trauma centers and other non-designated participating hospitals across the state. The cessation of operations of the TCC as a call center will allow the success of the RAD to continue while ensuring wider access to stakeholders across the state. In addition, a smart phone application of the RAD is in development, which will provide an integrative tool for healthcare providers to view the availability of trauma centers and other hospitals. Through this tool, users will continue to have real time trauma center availability information with the added ability to contact destination hospitals directly from the application.

For free access to the Resource Availability Display please contact Lisa McDowd at lisa@gtcnc.org

 

Letter From the Chair, Dr. Dennis Ashley:

23 January 2015

The Georgia Trauma Communications Center (TCC) was developed by the Georgia Trauma Commission as a pilot project to assist healthcare providers in directing trauma system patients to designated trauma centers.

As part of its original mission, the TCC provided 24/7 call agent coverage in a centralized communications center. In addition to serving as a call center, the TCC also maintained the Resource Availability Display (RAD). The RAD is a real time web based program through which designated trauma centers and other non-designated hospitals can visibly display the availability status of multiple specialties. The RAD is available to any hospital, EMS agency, or dispatch center wishing to have access.

As a result of a review of the TCC at the end of the pilot period, the TCC will no longer serve as a communications center or offer 24/7 call agent coverage. Beginning Tuesday, 27 January, the TCC will only be available to receive calls between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm., and as of Saturday, 27 February, the TCC will completely cease taking calls as a communications center.

The Resource Availability Display or RAD will continue to be a valuable resource for healthcare providers. The cessation of operations of the TCC as a call center will allow the success of the RAD to continue while ensuring wider access to stakeholders across the state. In addition, a smart phone application of the RAD is in development, which will provide an integrative tool for healthcare providers to view the availability of trauma centers and other hospitals. Through this tool, users will continue to have real time trauma center availability information with the added ability to contact destination hospitals directly from the application.

To obtain access to the free web-based Resource Availability Display, please contact
Lisa McDowd at lisa@gtcnc.org.

Thank you,
Dennis W. Ashley, M.D.
Chairman,
Georgia Trauma Commission

Downloadable Letter From the Chair, Dr. Dennis Ashley:

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