As an emergency response organization, the REDi Healthcare Coalition provides a duty officer to respond to emergencies in the healthcare community. The officer is a rotating Coalition staff member and acts as an emergency point of contact for Coalition partners during, and outside of, normal business hours. The primary functions of the duty officer include:
For full details about the duty officer and the REDi Healthcare Coalition response function, please reference this handout.
This response function of the REDi Healthcare Coalition, serving all of eastern Washington, is outlined in the Situational Awareness Response Process. This process has been tested in response to wildfire, windstorm, influenza and other hazards, bringing partners together for a shared awareness of impacts and resources available during an emergency. Partners receive this information via a situation report that combines information regarding status, staffing and resource concerns from a variety of different partners including hospitals, blood centers, dialysis centers, and long-term care facilities.
While healthcare partners contribute information, these reports are shared with our EMS, emergency management, public health, state and regional partners. This process will continue to improve and be refined based on experience, an expanded Coalition service area and user feedback.
To learn more about the Situational Awareness Response Process, please refer to this summary document.
A key component of the success of this response, as with all responses, is accurate contact information. Sign up below to contribute to and receive situation reports during an emergency. Think you're already on the list? Check for your agencies name here.
WaTrac is communication technology used for efficient and coordinated healthcare information delivery throughout Washington state. It is the only system of its kind in the state and enables users across healthcare disciplines to accurately track the availability of hospital beds, surgical specialists, and facility/agency status.
WATrac Training Materials:
WATrac Patient Tracking Training Videos & Documents:
In-Person WATrac Training Offerings
How to participate in the WATrac advisory committee: