Alabama Trauma Registry
The Alabama Trauma Registry (ATR) is a system that supports the collection, storage, and subsequent analysis of trauma-related data on a statewide level. Head and spinal cord data is collected from all Alabama hospitals. The Alabama Head and Spinal Cord injury Registry (AHSCIR), Act 98-611, is a law that requires Alabama hospitals to submit data related specifically to head and/or spinal cord injury patients. Alabama Trauma System (ATS) data is collected from all hospitals that participate in the ATS. Data submitted by hospitals is entered directly into Web Collector or uploaded from individual and potential disparate trauma registry systems into a centralized database at the ADPH Office of EMS. The information gained from this data will serve two general purposes:
- To expedite and help secure resource availability to trauma patients, especially those who have received debilitating injuries. This is done by linking patients with rehabilitation services.
- To improve on the current trauma system through data research and analysis.
More specifically, the second purpose is aimed at generating information related to external causes, injury severity, utilization/performance of protective equipment, treatment modalities and outcomes research. These data will further provide statewide information on the magnitude of traffic-related injuries and illustrate disparities among different segments of Alabama’s population. Pilot testing and initial data collection from trauma centers began in fiscal year 2000.
ATR System Upgrade
In early 2020, the current online version of the Alabama Trauma Registry (ATR) will be upgraded from Version 4 (V4) to Gen6. The upgrade is required because Adobe Flash will no longer support the current system. We need hospitals to continue to enter the 2019 trauma data into the V4 current system so that we can collect the required information for the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and trauma system data for 2019.
Patients with ED arrival dates beginning 1/1/2020 and forward should be entered into the new Gen6 program, which is not operational yet. Please do not enter 2019 ED arrival date patients into Gen6. We hope the delay to getting Gen6 operational will not be a long one.
Please monitor the Message of the Day in the ATR and this web page for more information. Call Alice Floyd at 334-206-3898 for questions.
The ATR now has a new brochure to offer information for partners and stakeholders.
Page last updated: February 11, 2020