Emergency care:
Patient at Risk

Patient at Risk taken off line effective February 1, 2018


In 2007, a consortium of hospitals began the development of an online database to share health information for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) with emergency responders. The Patient at Risk (PAR) online database was introduced in 2011 with funding from the Medical College of Wisconsin Healthy Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP). After the conclusion of the HWPP grant in 2014, database maintenance was transitioned to Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children (WI EMSC) and Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin. 

For the past decade, a supportive advisory committee made up of EMS providers, physicians and family advocates worked collaboratively to improve emergency care for CYSHCN needs by refining and promoting PAR. However, database maintenance has become increasingly challenging. The PAR advisory committee has been informed that the database software has expired and can no longer be supported by the software vendor. 

Effective February 1, 2018, the PAR database will be taken off line. Without additional dedicated funding, database rebuild is not feasible. All registered PAR users have been notified of the shutdown by mail and email. Wisconsin EMSC will continue to prioritize emergency planning for CYSHCN and promote best practice recommendations for parents and emergency responders.

If you have any questions regarding PAR being taken off line please contact the Wisconsin EMSC project manager, Erica Kane, at 414-337-4572 or ekane@chw.org
Patient at Risk

For more information, please contact Erica Kane at (414) 337-4572.

Register and/or access Patient at Risk

Click here to link to the Patient at Risk online portal.