The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) collected and monitored statewide disease activity and resource utilization through Motient’s Mission Control, a web-based patient movement platform which tracked facility capacity status. In 2021, the platform was used by 122 Kansas hospitals to facilitate more than 5,000 patient transfers to 209 destination facilities, some of which were outside of the state.
KDHE used this patient movement data to help educate state policymakers on the capacity limits of the ecosystem, objectively demonstrating the need for action. The data helped leaders justify and enact mitigations to expand hospital and long-term care center capacity, including engaging the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Veterans Health Administration to provide short-term medical treatment for transferred patients.
Read the full article by John Sittser, director of analytics and business intelligence at Motient.