A real-time tracking, notification, and web-based enrollment system for emergency department research

Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Nov;11(11):1245-8. doi: 10.1197/j.aem.2004.08.020.


The authors describe the development of a real-time tracking, notification, and Web-based enrollment system designed specifically to facilitate emergency department research. The system was developed in a cooperative arrangement between an emergency medicine researcher and a medical information software company. The system design and utilization are described as well as the security measures to ensure compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and database security.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer Security
  • Emergency Medicine / methods
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / standards*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / trends
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Health Services Research*
  • Hospital Information Systems*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Systems Analysis
  • United States