This page contains information about research projects that are currently underway. Monthly reports are in PDF format.
This project will reduce the adverse impacts of motor vehicle crash (MVC) trauma by developing tools that facilitate communication of patient information
from Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers to hospital personnel during the “Golden Hour” following serious injury crashes. This project supports
continued development and testing of previously developed tools (CrashHelp), and expands the testing to rural areas of the state.
The objectives of this project are:
To continue CrashHelp field test operation for the Boise, Idaho region in Phase II for an additional 6 months. This work will validate the technology and allow for future evaluation.
To continue to enhance CrashHelp software features and overall functionality including increasing simplicity of use, security, privacy of information, etc.
To explore and plan for field test operations into one rural region of Idaho.
To initiate a field trial of the tools in one rural area in Idaho, including training of medical and transportation personnel.
To evaluate the performance of the tools in the Treasure Valley and rural field tests.