Connecting Care Teams and Collecting Data: How it helps both you and your patient—The Houston Experience
Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 11:00am (EST)
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Data plays a vital role in both patient care and EMS operations. Houston Fire Department EMS uses the latest technology to connect field and hospital care teams with critical patient data such as 12-lead ECGs to help identify STEMI patients and reduce time-to-treatment. In addition, Houston also collects data on each cardiac case to help process improvement.
Chris Souders, MD, Houston’s Associate Medical Director, will walk through the systems and processes they have in place, the impact it has had on their organization, and how it has helped their patients.
Chris Souders, MD Associate Medical Director Houston Fire Department
Chris Souders is the associate medical director of the Houston Fire Department. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency in Rochester, NY, and EMS Fellowship with the Houston Fire Department and Baylor College of Medicine. His primary responsibilities within the fire department are in protocol development, quality assurance, educational programming and dispatch protocols.