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HP-EMS Profile: Jersey City Medical Center EMS

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The High Performance EMS we examine this montháis Jersey City Medical Center EMSáálocated just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. áIt is a triply accredited service, receiving the CAAS, NAED’s ACE, and CoAEMSP accreditations all in the same year. áAs a partáof the LibertyHealtháSystem, itáserves theáresidents, workers, and visitors of Hudson County, NJ by […]

HP-EMS Profile: Sedgwick County EMS

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It has been much more than a month, but we will return to featuring a monthly profile of High Performance EMS sites in order to inspire others to reach beyond justácompliantáservices to provide advanced out-of-hospital care while focusing on improved efficiency. áThis time, our spotlight is onáSedgwick County Emergency Medical Serviceáof Kansas. The public EMS […]

Dynamic System Status Management

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System Status Management (SSM) is the fluid deployment of ambulances based on the hour-of-the-day and day-of-the-week in order to match supply, defined as Unit Hours of Utilization (UHU), with expected demand, expressed as calls for service, in the attempt to provide faster response by locating ambulances at “posts” nearer their next calls. áWhile the practice […]

HP-EMS Profile: MEDIC

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Each month we will feature a profile of another High Performance EMS to show the variation in these services and inspire others to reach beyond just the basic services to provide advanced pre-hospital care with a focus on high economic efficiency. In 1996, the Mecklenburg EMS agency was one of the slowest in the US […]

The Future of Prediction

I have read the positionsástating that calls for emergency services are completely random (justifying the reason they are often called “accidents”) and therefore not able to be predicted.á But both academicáliterature and practical experience show that demand prediction can be an effective tooláin helping toábalance scarce resources (ambulances and their trained crews)áwith public demand (requests […]

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High Performance EMS

High Performance Emergency Medical Services (HP-EMS) systems provide effective clinical care promoting positive patient outcomes and community wellness while maintaining a focus on improving economic efficiency of the system.  This site is dedicated as a community seeking to increase agency performance by promoting useful information regarding the developing trends and improvements in the efficiency of delivering basic and advanced medical care in the field.

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Betty lou Schau
HP-EMS Profile: MedStar Mobile Healthcare
What a great article, and kudos to MedStar for leading the way in Mobile Integrated Healthcare!
2014-09-15 11:32:45
Matt Zavadsky
HP-EMS Profile: MedStar Mobile Healthcare
WOW!! What a great article! Thanks so much for recognizing the people AND technology that make these programs work, whether here, or anywhere!
2014-09-12 08:06:15
Julia Harris
Is ‘SSM’ Still a ‘Bad Idea’?
I refuse to work for a system that does SSM. I did ride time in one of these county systems, and it was exhausting. I love running calls. I would like to work in a busier system but not at the cost of getting stuck in a truck for hours on end. I've done this…
2014-09-10 20:28:36
mdquik84
Is ‘SSM’ Still a ‘Bad Idea’?
When I worked in a system that implemented the SSM plan it shaved off about 1 minute of response time. This system had 3 units available. Medics were pressured by upper mgmnt of a 20min for medical and 10min for trauma(the same as in the EMT books). Some medics couldn't handle the pressure and were…
2014-09-06 12:45:11
Joey
Static v. Dynamic: A Continuum of Cost
There are pros and cons with each model but the bottom line comes down to optimizing your EMS system and delivering rapid care within a cost efficient model. I have always worked in a drama series called "housewives of a static system" as well as in a nationally recognized dynamic system and I can honestly…
2014-08-26 06:31:07
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