Becker's Health IT and CIO Report: Data integration initiatives improve 911 response times nationwide
Emergency call centers around the U.S. have begun introducing data integration software platforms to significantly reduce response times, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The majority of the nation's approximately 8,900 dispatch centers operate independently of each other, so when they receive an emergency call from outside their jurisdiction, they must manually contact the proper center and relay the information. Data integration systems cut down on this wasted time by allowing dispatchers to transfer calls and information across facilities in seconds and with just a few clicks, regardless of what software or service they use.
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