WI Trac is a tool that hospitals use to alert and communicate with each other and with their emergency response partners, not only in an emergency, but also on a day-to-day basis. Log in to WI Trac
Purpose of WI Trac
WI-Trac is a tool to better manage an incident through sending alerts, knowing the diversion status of hospitals and knowing what resources are available to assist hospitals in need. WI-Trac eventually will be the tool by which hospitals and others can communicate with physicians in their office setting by providing physicians with alerts as well as “just-in-time” diagnostic and treatment information.
WI-Trac is a requirement of the federal Hospital Preparedness Program. Hospitals are required, when requested, to post their available bed capacity on WI Trac. The state will then report the aggregated bed capacity to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Operations Center though HAvBED. HAvBED is the acronym for “Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters”.
Functions of WI Trac
In addition to resource reporting and the ability to send alerts, WI Trac has an information database for all users, the ability to do enhanced surveillance, a knowledge database, and a report writer. WI Trac will also be used for patient tracking.
Users of WI Trac
WI-Trac is intended primarily for hospitals, but WI Trac also is available to EMS, First Responders, public health, physician offices, law enforcement, fire departments, Dispatch Centers, and Emergency Management directors. WI Trac is intended for anyone who partners with hospitals for the better care and treatment of victims, who may be involved in an incident.