Who We Are

biospatial History

biospatial was founded to commercialize a research and development program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and managed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCBP) focused on identifying health-related data sources that could provide early warning of biological weapon attacks and infectious disease outbreaks. The NCBP program discovered that while many relevant health-related data sources exist, electronic Patient Care Reports (ePCR) collected by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are the ideal foundational data source to support early warning of threats from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents. biospatial’s founders saw the potential to leverage EMS data to serve use cases across multiple market verticals and founded biospatial to realize this vision.

 

data chart icon EMS Data and NEMSIS

EMS ePCR data is collected according to the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) standard. Developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and in collaboration with the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), the NEMSIS data standard has enabled all ePCR data to be reported in a timely manner and in a common data format.

data chart icon Linking Data

While the NEMSIS data standard has evolved to encompass a rich data structure, biospatial also links EMS ePCR data with other health and injury-related data sources. biospatial's novel probabilistic linking algorithm generalizes across many data domains to create enriched analytic products.

data chart icon Unique Engagement Model

biospatial established an innovative engagment model with state and local data owners that secures protected health information (PHI), while enabling biospatial to simultaneously serve the data analysis needs of the data owners and share aggregate data products to also serve national-level missions.

biospatial Today

Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, biospatial has established unique data use agreements enabling biospatial access to electronic patient care reports (ePCR) from thousands of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers in over 40 US states. Growing by 90,000 records per day, we combine our database of more than 100M EMS ePCRs and other electronic healthcare data sources in the biospatial platform. The biospatial platform leverages analytics and proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) to normalize and make sense of complex structured and unstructured data, link complementary data assets, and provide web-based tools, automated reporting, and alerting. Customers from large, data-hungry industries use biospatial to enhance awareness, inform decisions, and improve outcomes.

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