Paramedic Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Washington, District of Columbia
Michael Gerber, MPH, NRP: No financial relationships to disclose
More than 50 years ago, the EMS industry was born out of the data of the infamous White Paper on out-of-hospital morbidity and mortality. 9-1-1 providers have continued to use data to refine their operations and role in their communities since its inception. EMS has recently expanded to become a valuable data source and interoperability partner with stakeholders across the public health, health care, and community resources landscapes. Join this session to learn how EMS data is connected with these partners, informs their programs, and provides previously unavailable resources to out-of-hospital patients. The session includes a special presentation by the 2023 Nicholas Rosecrans Award Winner.
Upon completion, participants will be able to articulate the progression of EMS data systems from paper to electronic documents to interoperability initiatives currently underway.
Upon completion, participants will be able to articulate the ways that data information exchange improve EMS efficiency, quality of care, and practice improvement.
Upon completion, participants will understand how EMS data is being use to inform inter-industry operations across public health and community resource allocation.