Public Health – Seattle & King County co-manages statewide implementation of Washington’s Healthcare Incident Management system (WATrac) with the Washington State Department of Health.
The Benefits of WATrac
Organizations benefiting from WATrac include hospitals, ambulatory care agencies, ancillary services providers, long-term care agencies, in-home services agencies, local public health jurisdictions, and emergency medical services agencies.
WATrac helps to coordinate healthcare preparedness and response. Users are able to:
- Receive emergency alerts via email, text message, or pager
- Conduct online chat 24/7 – with Public Health – Seattle & King County, internally, across healthcare sectors, or statewide
- Post facility situational status information
- View a regional summary on the status of the local healthcare system
- Track resources and pharmaceuticals
- Share documents both internally and externally in a virtual library
WATrac in King County
The Coalition manages the training and implementation of WATrac for King County.
Management and training activities include:
- Identifying training needs for new and existing WATrac users in King County
- Facilitating access to trainings taught by WATrac’s State Implementation Team
- Supporting Coalition exercises that utilize WATrac
- Creating tools for WATrac users in King County
- Facilitating user protocol development and agreements
- Advocating for King County WATrac users by participating in the WATrac State Advisory Group
WATrac User Responsibilities
WATrac contact information and agency data is kept as current and accurate as possible in partnership with WATrac users.
Organizations and individual users are expected to update contact information regularly to ensure receipt of emergency alerts and other critical information.
Authorized users may access WATrac at www.watrac.org.
To request an account, King County healthcare and EMS organizations may contact KCHC@kingcounty.gov.