If you’ve been in the EMS or fire industry since the days of paper-based patient care reporting (PCR), or your agency still relies on this traditional method, then you’ve probably encountered or participated in the debate of physical versus electronic PCR generation. Paper methods are often seen as simpler, and the barrier to entry for this method is low — there’s no technology to integrate or train on, and the components are inexpensive. Electronic methods cost more and require training, but offer more flexibility and features. At iPCR, we have created an electronic PCR (ePCR) option to help EMS and fire crews breeze through the “R” and focus on the “PC.”
With new technology advancements, the electronic patient care reporting category has split into two offerings: laptop-based software and tablet-based software. For the purpose of this content, we will focus on the iPad as the tablet of choice, as it is the hardware that runs iPCR. Below, you’ll find a helpful infographic highlighting the capabilities of the different PCR methods. Scroll past the infographic to read an overview of the content.