VACIS is a world leading emergency ambulance electronic patient care record system that paves the way for research to further enhance ambulance performance.
First introduced in Ambulance Victoria in 2006, VACIS has proven so effective that it has also been adopted in Queensland and Tasmania. Other states have joined the National VACIS Collaboration with plans to implement the system in the future.
When assisting a patient, paramedics make a record of symptoms and other patient details, as well as treatment they have given, on a rugged Toughbook CF-18 or CF-19 tablet PC running VACIS software. This patient data is collected and analysed to support training paramedics, reviewing clinical standards, pre-hospital research and designing systems for the future.