Notable Unanswered Questions with Respect to the CMS ‘ET3’ Model Data Retention, Telemedicine & More

The ET3 program is a chimera – like the one shown above. According to the Prado Museum in Madrid, “In Greek mythology, the chimera was a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle and a dragon in the hind.” In English, this image has been coopted as a reference to a problematic creature whose parts don’t quite fit together as intended. The ET3 program is a chimera–but that does not mean it will fail. It means we must understand how to accomplish its goals.

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  • Jonathon S. Feit, MBA, MA, is co-founder & chief executive of Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc., the award-winning company behind the MEDIVIEW ePCR and BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange. He is a columnist for JEMS, and a regular contributor to multiple EMS publications on topics related to data sharing, patient care reporting, Community Paramedicine, Mobile Integrated Health, and technology for tracking and intervening in the cycle of opioids/opiate and amphetamine addiction. Jonathon holds advanced degrees from Carnegie Mellon and Boston University and has been a credentialed journalist for over a decade. Learn more and get in touch via social media or at www.beyondlucid.com.

  • Principal Consultant The BrainTrust of Fire & EMS Technologists Co-Founder / President & CTO Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc.

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