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.
The dispatch center is rapidly becoming much more than a control center. As EMS systems gain access to more and more sources of data, and technology permits real-time monitoring and evaluation of the data, the dispatch center is becoming more of a “clinical hub.”
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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