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Using Data and Technology to Improve Dispatch

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.”

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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ePCR: A Vital QI Tool

Electronic patient care records (ePCRs) can transform the way data is collected and used to improve patient care in EMS systems.

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013

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How Technology Kept New Orleans Alert During Super Bowl XLVII

With the city’s annual Mardi Gras held at the same time, resources had to be carefully allocated.

Posted Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dr. Alex Garza Joins FirstWatch as Medical Director and Homeland Security Advisor

Former assistant secretary and chief medical officer for U.S. Department of Homeland Security sees data as key to systems improvements

Posted Friday, April 12, 2013

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Creating an EMS Safety Net

Todd Stout builds intricate safety network via FirstWatch program.

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Jersey City (N.J.) Obtains Five National Recognitions

See how Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center EMS reinvented itself and achieved five major national EMS recognitions.

Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2012


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