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The trauma registry (https://indianatrauma.isdh.in.gov/) is a core component of any statewide trauma system. The Indiana Trauma Registry is a repository into which statewide trauma data has been brought together to support three foundational activities: identification of the trauma population, statewide process improvement activities, and research. The Indiana Trauma Registry was implemented in 2007, with initial participation by the seven hospitals in Indiana that were verified by the American College of Surgeons as Level I or Level II trauma centers.
Several other Indiana hospitals actively submit data to the state trauma registry. Katie Gatz is the state trauma registry manager. For hospitals interested in learning more about the trauma registry, Katie can be reached at 317-234-7321 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Derek Zollinger is the trauma registry data analyst and can be contacted at 317-233-7594 or email@example.com.
The software vendor chosen for the registry is ImageTrend from Minneapolis, MN. ImageTrend has also been selected to provide a repository for EMS data. The combination of EMS and trauma data allows Indiana to develop a more robust data system with which we can create a better statewide trauma system.