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Greg Mears, MD

Greg Mears, MD

Greg Mears, MD, is medical director of ZOLL Medical Corporation specializing in data and EMS performance improvement. He’s the former director of innovation for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a clinical professor of emergency medicine. In addition, he served as the North Carolina EMS medical director for 13 years and was the creator and medical director of the EMS Performance Improvement Center (EMSPIC).

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5 Keys to Success in the New EMS Paradigm

Healthcare reform, budget crises and the abilities of enhanced technology are all positioning EMS for a change. Agencies will need to demonstrate their ability provide quality service and patient care at a reasonable cost or value, while also expanding their focus beyond individual patients to the health and wellness of the community. Dr. Greg Mears outlines five keys to success in this new environment.


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Realizing the Full Potential of EMS Technology

What would the “perfect” EMS event look like? Dr. Greg Mears imagines it as a scenario that connects data gathered from dispatch, medical devices, EMS crew assessments, ePCR, patient outcomes and reporting systems into a seamless data interchange. But what’s preventing this from happening today?


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Improving Quality in EMS through Data Sharing & Standardization

A state-of-the art EMS data system should help you ensure that the care you provide is meeting your standards, and also help improve care over time. In this article, Mic Gunderson and Dr. Greg Mears look at what’s on the horizon for clinical quality assurance and improvement and how EMS systems are using data to integrate with the rest of with the rest of the healthcare system.


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How the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Will Affect EMS

Electronic health records can be used to improve patient care. Find out how.


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Avoid Information Overload

One of the benefits to having an electronic patient care reporting system is the detailed data it provides. But what do you do with that data once you have it?


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