The first annual Midwest EMS Expo took place May 2-3, 2018, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Co-sponsored by the American Ambulance Association (AAA), Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW), and Minnesota Ambulance Association (MAA), the Midwest EMS Expo features content from national- and state-level ambulance experts. As the official media partner of the Expo, JEMS was on site for the first expo of its kind.
Last fall, after seven years at ASPR, Margolis returned to the private sector as director of health policy fellowships and leadership programs at the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine). We spoke with Dr. Margolis about the role of the federal government in EMS, the future of EMS education and how to enact policy change.
Now that FirstNet is here, this is what public safety should know about it.
This article will explore the legal ramifications of EMS personnel attempting to “freelance” by providing services at athletic events, car races, concerts, movie sets, mountain bike competitions and other events where they are not part of a recognized EMS service, and have no physician supervision.
This article details how an organization successfully integrated Just Culture and sustained success for more than seven years and counting.
This is the second article in a series about performance measurement and improvement. This article is a real world scenario based on a fire and emergency services organization that provides service for an affluent suburban county with a population of 750,000 and an annual EMS call volume of over 40,000. Fire and Emergency Services (FES) started the effort to record, measure, and analyze performance data when they found they couldn’t answer basic questions about their performance.
After experiencing the challenges faced by emergency care providers, Woodson worked with a team to create Pulsara – a technology that supports real-time team communication between EMS and hospital teams. In this interview, Woodson explores how mobile technology is becoming a solution now and for the future.
Thanks to the hard work of innovative EMS agencies—large and small, public and private—and key industry associations, healthcare payers have begun to see the true value EMS brings to the table.
Traditional billing approaches are no longer enough to remain competitive and profitable.
Falsification of EMS records is nothing less than a deadly sin. A single incident can end employment, jeopardize continued certification and licensure, and potentially lead to civil lawsuits and criminal charges. What exactly is falsification of records? How prevalent is it? Given the risks, why do people do it?