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Going Electronic

Prehospital Patient Care Reports in the Digital Age

This special supplement, sponsored by High Plains, ImageTrend, Medusa, Ortivus and ZOLL, was developed to help you ensure that your data system is properly designed to communicate with components for dispatch, hospitals, monitoring, billing and quality review in a secure and easy way.

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Lee County (Fla.) EMS System Profile

Lee County, Fla., employs the principal of "Movement with Purpose" to streamline on scene care. To maximize efficiency in this way, they rely on thorough analysis of scene data.

Scott M. Tuttle, MSM, EMT-P

System Profile: Littleton Fire Rescue

Charlotte, N.C.–based EMS agency Medic was experiencing substantial growth in call volume and chose the Siren ePCR software from Medusa Medical Technologies to handle the increased data entry and reporting demands.

Wayne M. Zygowicz, BA, EMT-P

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?

Greg Mears, MD

Bedside Stories

The success or failure of any ePCR system is almost always decided by the end users. Understand what your crews need and you’ll find success.

Wayne M. Zygowicz, BA, EMT-P

Revenue at Your Fingertips

A strong ePCR solution can have a positive effect on your department’s billing and can also provide more in depth clinical information. Learn the four key issues to consider when looking for an ePCR system.

Rick Fossier

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Playing Well with Others

Not all ePCRs are created equal. And the same is for ALS monitors, in terms of how their data can be used by ePCR systems.

Brendan Shea

Time to Decide

Once you’ve decided to make the transition away from paper, you this front-end screening tool to assess all the ePCR solutions and whether they meet your needs.

Calvin Hon, LP, MSCE | Kelly Curry, RN, EMT-P

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My Own Private ePCR

Nearly a decade ago, Acadian Ambulance Service—the nation’s largest privately owned...

Lee Ann Broussard

System Profile: San Diego Medical Services Enterprise

In San Diego, EMS and first responders use Smart phones and software called TapChart to document 9-1-1 patient information smartly at the patient’s side.

John Pringle

System Profile: STRAC

Fusion ePCR from Ortivus caters to the needs of both the providers in the field and the billers and administrators in the office.

Preston Love, RN, BSN, MEd, LP

System Profile: Medic

After 20 years of two other electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) systems, Littleton (Colo.) Fire Rescue believes it finally got it right.

Barry Bagwell | Jeff Keith

System Profile: Johnson County Ambulance Service

Fusion ePCR from Ortivus caters to the needs of both the providers in the field and the billers and administrators in the office.

Charlie Barry


This special supplement toJEMSwas developed to help you ensure that your data system...

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

The Health IT Evolution

Now is the time to harness the proliferation and increasing adoption of new technologies to better serve our patients.

Gary M. Klein, MD, MPH, MBA, CHS-V, FAADM

Managing Lifelong Learning

Tracking a career’s worth of training hours and certifications on paper is not only challenging and labor intensive but also impractical given the digital world we live in.

Wayne M. Zygowicz, BA, EMT-P

System Profile: Maine EMS

Read why Maine EMS (MEMS) went through a very long ePCR implementation process and what they learned from the transition.

Jay Bradshaw

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