The DRE Data Entry & Management System
The DRE Data Entry & Management System (DRE Data System) is a comprehensive data collection and reporting tool designed to improve the management and monitoring of a state’s Drug Recognition Expert program. Developed by the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR), this tool serves as a statewide data tracking system for the DRE program, providing in-depth information and data analyses in the area of drug impaired driving. The DRE Data System has three primary components:
- Tablet & web applications for real time data collection
- State specific database containing evaluation and toxicology data as well as narrative reports.
- Reporting & query tool
Tablet & Web Applications
The tablet application allows the DREs to capture data in real time as they conduct their 12-step evaluation of the subject. The application captures all of the data that has been traditionally collected on the Drug Influence Evaluation (DIE) paper form. Additional information is collected in a number of areas, including crash involvement, driver license information and medical marijuana cardholder information. The application also collects data from the toxicology reports that are returned by the forensic labs. The evaluation and toxicology data is securely transmitted into a state specific DRE database that is maintained by ITSMR. Narrative reports are also securely transmitted and stored in PDF format. To complement the tablet application, a web-based application is also available.
Key Features of the Tablet Application
- Evaluation data can be entered offline if WiFi is not available
- Provides PDF of DEC standardized facesheets
- Allows for management/supervisor review of evaluation before it is submitted to the database
- Includes MobileIron security
- CJIS compliant
The database captures all of the data fields contained in the tablet and web applications, including the data from both the evaluation and toxicology reports. As a result, any of the data fields captured on the application can be queried through the database. Data are also extracted on a regular basis and uploaded to the national DRE database to meet federal reporting requirements.
Reporting & Query Tool
The DRE Data System uses an analytic tool developed by ITSMR to query the database and conduct analyses. The results of the analyses can be displayed in both tabular and graphical formats. The analytic tool is also used to design and generate standardized and custom reports to meet the needs of the state’s DRE program management staff.
The tablet application is platform independent, making it compatible on tablet devices with Android, Windows and iOS Operating Systems.
Designed to be Customized
The System is designed so that it can easily be customized under a license agreement between ITSMR (represented by The Research Foundation for SUNY) and your state. Services provided under the license agreement include:
- Customization of DRE tablet & web applications
- Customization of DRE database
- Customization of query tool & reports
- MobileIron security software
- Onsite training
- Documentation (User guide & quick reference sheet)
- Maintenance & technical support services
- Submission of evaluation & toxicology data to the national DRE database
Keeping your data safe, secure, and private is of critical importance. Data is encrypted, well isolated, and backed-up regularly. Access to data is strictly limited to authorized personnel, and our hosting facilities are highly secure and monitored.
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Gerard Miller, Director