Our team was formed in February 2020 when Niels Tangherlini, EMS Operations Chief with the SFFD, reached out to Code for SF to help solve a problem he’d encountered for many years: how to help ambulances direct non-critical patients to EDs with the most availability.
Since then, we’ve worked closely with the SFFD, as well as nurses, administrators, and IT departments from local hospitals to develop a working prototype of the platform.
Today, we’re preparing to beta test the tool in the city of San Francisco.
Meet the team
Our all-volunteer team includes software engineers, data analysts, full-stack developers, and designers — with experience in patient health care records, hospitality, government services, and logistics.