One of the buzz phrases in healthcare today is “data drives decisions.” Collecting, analyzing and using data to gain wisdom in healthcare is facilitated by the companies and systems that are creating bold innovations designed to facilitate the further integration of EMS into the larger healthcare delivery system.
For this exclusive JEMS advertorial supplement, we sat down with the movers and shakers who are creating disruptive innovation in the EMS and Mobile Integrated Healthcare.Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) environment to learn about their technology innovations and gain their perspective on how future technology will better integrate EMS into the patient care continuum.
Who are these bold innovators? What are they designing? How are their products and applications transforming the way we deliver care across the healthcare continuum in a meaningful way?
Paul Trusty, BS, is the information technology (IT) manager at MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. He’s worked in IT for the last 13 years. The past five years have provided an opportunity for him to align the IT department with the business goals of a rapidly evolving organization that’s entering the MIH-CP arena. Prior to this he was part of a highly innovative software solutions team at Physio-Control Inc. During the late-90s, Paul worked as a field paramedic, clinical coordinator and clinical director in Fort Worth.
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT, is the director of public affairs for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. He’s helped guide the implementation of several innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar into an MIH-CP provider, including high utilizer/congestive heart failure readmission reduction, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 9-1-1 nurse triage programs and a partnership with home health agencies. He also chairs the National Association of EMT’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare committee, is the co-author of the bookMobile Integrated Healthcare: Approach to Implementation, published by Jones & Bartlett, and serves as the MIH-CP contributing editor for JEMS.