MARVLIS User Group

For the last three years, BCS has held an annual gathering for MARVLIS Users in conjunction with the Pinnacle EMS conference. The first meeting was held in Colorado Springs during 2012 and was attended by representatives from several agencies employing the technology. Each of them was given the opportunity to share their experiences with the software suite and provide suggestions for improvements to the software as it continues to evolve. The next year’s meeting was held at the Omni Plantation on Amelia Island in Florida. Since that venue was much closer to the BCS offices in South Carolina, it allowed for more participation from the MARVLIS development and support staff. They were able to report on the progress from previous input in addition to having more extensive interaction with clients and others interested in implementing MARVLIS. The most recent event was held this past summer in Phoenix.  This gathering changed the format somewhat from a traditional meeting to a more informal sharing over dinner and drinks. Regardless of how the communication happens, BCS is keenly interested in the ideas and experiences users have with MARVLIS as a tool to improve their EMS performance. Visit this page again for plans on our next event to be held in the summer of 2015.

BCS believes strongly in the notion that EMS performance is not based solely on any software product, but understands the vital role MARVLIS plays in the overall dynamics that do measure and improve performance. It is that belief in the value of sharing thoughts and ideas around the largely set of topics that contribute to success that lead to their support of this website and the entire High Performance EMS community building efforts.  The success of BCS is directly tied to the success of each and every customer. By making the whole community stronger and better informed, we all succeed.

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Roger Thayne
Static v. Dynamic: A Continuum of Cost
Totally agree. I would add that response and transport need to be understood. Within busy urban areas an ambulance can be both the response and transport vehicle. In rural areas response can be achieved efficiently by a Community Paramedic in a car within 8 minutes supported by an ambulance within 20 to 30 minutes i.e.…
2014-08-10 10:28:37
daleloberger
About
Jodi, it took a while, but we have begun putting this sort of information together in book form. Our first attempt is "Dynamic Deployment: A Primer for EMS" (http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Deployment-A-Primer-EMS/dp/1500428574/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407501551&sr=8-1&keywords=dynamic+deployment). We are already in the process of building its sequel that we hope to be a broader compendium of cases, authors, and opinions regarding the measurement…
2014-08-08 07:44:52
Alex
Could Busier be Better?
Since medical calls are now the focus of fire service. Maybe it's time for a rebranding if you will to new terms like "EMS Based Fire Service". Paramedics are constantly upgrading thier knowledge and skills and get thier butts kicked daily but don't enjoy the same pay or benifits that firefighters do. Something is wrong…
2014-08-05 03:55:31
Lauren
Could Busier be Better?
This article is more about understanding evidence based research then applying it rather then replying on personal experience and tradition. Even if you don't like what research says.
2014-07-19 20:30:03
Paul
Could Busier be Better?
High quality comes from seeing multiples of truley sick patients with strong training and support from an experienced partner, not just from being a busy transport vehicle.
2014-07-19 08:26:57

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