A Proven Track Record of Custom Solutions
Do you have unique data collection and analysis needs not met by one of our existing products? Fear not. Lancet Technology has a proven track record of designing custom solutions for organizations.
Take Los Angeles County, one of the nation’s most populous counties, as an example. For nearly twenty years, Lancet Technology has been the sole solution provider for the data management needs of the entire Emergency Medical Response Service of Los Angeles County. TEMIS (Trauma and Emergency Medicine Information System) is a full continuum of care solution, capturing all data for L.A.’s patients—from the moment 911 is called straight through to discharge.
TEMIS is currently in its nineteenth year of successfully managing patient data for L.A. County’s 23 paramedic base hospitals, 13 trauma hospitals, and 39 EMS providers, all of which service a population base of over 12 million—larger than most U.S. states. These agencies combine to handle approximately 15,000 trauma patients—and 800,000 patient records—every year.
Designed specifically for the fast-paced world of emergency care, TEMIS was built to ensure that data is always kept readily available, hardware problems don’t adversely affect vital life-saving operations, and a minimal number of valuable employee hours are taken by system maintenance.
The TEMIS model provides myriad advantages for a health care system as large and diverse as Los Angeles County’s:
A single system records patient information throughout the entire continuum of care. Caregivers at any point in the process will always have complete, instant access to patient data recorded at any point prior. Data is never lost in transference, and time is never wasted on redundant data entry.
- Fault Tolerance
Headquarters contains multiple servers, so if one should crash others are always available to pick up the slack. If a blackout or other disaster should knock out headquarters entirely, field sites can continue to collect and backlog data until the central hub becomes operational again. When individual field sites experience malfunctions, headquarters and other field sites are completely unaffected.
- Two-way Transfer
File servers at headquarters are able to disseminate report results, bug fixes, table changes, software upgrades, and other necessary information to field site PCs. These exchanges are initiated automatically when field sites connect to headquarters to upload patient data. This two-way transfer ensures that all constituent parts of TEMIS are kept up to date and prevents employees from wasting time with technical issues.
- Hands-off Operation
In spite of the fact that it involves constant communication between hundreds of computers, TEMIS requires virtually no manual intervention beyond data entry. This functionality greatly reduces the frequency of human error, as well as the possibility of performance deterioration due to system neglect.
- Minimal Upgrade Expense
Due to the highly modular nature of its architecture, upgrading TEMIS is an incremental process, and does not require scrapping the existing system every year or two to make way for the latest hardware.
TEMIS is designed to remain perpetually state-of-the-art while simultaneously providing reliability and stability to an industry that can’t afford anything less. With its resiliency in the face of mechanical failure, its efficiency and convenience in self-maintenance, and its adaptability in a world of constantly changing technology, TEMIS stands alone as the finest integrated data-collection and management software for the medical community.
If you are interested in learning more about what a TEMIS-style solution can do for your institution, please contact us.