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Roundtable: EMS Leaders React to the 2019 EMS Trend Report [Part 5]

By Team Pulsara on Aug 19, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last month, EMS1, Fitch & Associates, and the National EMS Management Association released their fourth annual EMS Trend Report, proudly sponsored by Pulsara. We invite you to read, ponder, and share the following information brought to you by the most prestigious thought leaders in EMS.

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The fourth annual EMS Trend Report explores how recurring and emerging trends are shifting in prehospital medicine. We asked industry experts to review and react to the survey results, how they reflect current healthcare trends, and how to make the data actionable for EMS leaders.

Topics: EMS Trend Report
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What's the Future of EMS? Ask My Mom [EMS1 2019 Trend Report - Part 4]

By Kris Kaull on Aug 12, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last month, EMS1, Fitch & Associates, and the National EMS Management Association released their fourth annual EMS Trend Report, proudly sponsored by Pulsara. We invite you to read, ponder, and share the following information brought to you by the most prestigious thought leaders in EMS.

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On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I wandered into Houdini’s Magic Shop and watched as a performer razzle-dazzled each patron and then upsold them on a dream that they, too, could be part of the secret club of illusionists.

A few days later, my magic talent hit me ... I have a (nearly) supernatural ability to see the future of EMS. In essence, you could call me a clairvoyant EMS psychic. My career has positioned me as an expert squarely at the intersection of EMS, technology and the human factor.

Topics: EMS Trend Report
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The EMS Evolution We Need [EMS1 2019 Trend Report - Part 3]

By Team Pulsara on Aug 07, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last month, EMS1, Fitch & Associates, and the National EMS Management Association released their fourth annual EMS Trend Report, proudly sponsored by Pulsara. We invite you to read, ponder, and share the following information brought to you by the most prestigious thought leaders in EMS.

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All levels of EMS stakeholders must bridge the gap between providers and administrators to overcome the hurdles facing the industry and to take advantage of the opportunities available.

Reading this year’s EMS Trend Report, I’m struck by the fact that there’s relatively little change in how we view ourselves and our industry from the previous year. That’s to be expected of course – one year usually makes very little difference in opinion making. But that lack of change is but one sign of a looming disaster that we are facing in prehospital medicine.

Topics: EMS Trend Report
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Employee Retention: Engage EMS Providers With Opportunities for Advancement [EMS1 2019 Trend Report - Part 2]

By Team Pulsara on Aug 01, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last month, EMS1, Fitch & Associates, and the National EMS Management Association released their fourth annual EMS Trend Report, proudly sponsored by Pulsara. We invite you to read, ponder, and share the following information brought to you by the most prestigious thought leaders in EMS.

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To retain personnel, EMS leaders must address factors beyond compensation, from work-life balance to training and support to take on new roles.

The 2019 EMS Trend Report confirmed that EMS professionals’ deep concerns about recruitment and retention in last year’s survey have not been alleviated. Once again, the ability to find and keep qualified people has survey respondents at all levels — from field providers, to medical directors to chiefs — worried. Not surprisingly, compensation is a common reason for leaving an EMS job. But it’s not the only one.

Topics: EMS Trend Report
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EMS Providers and Leaders Share their Perception of the State of EMS [EMS1 2019 EMS Trend Report Part 1]

By Team Pulsara on Jul 24, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Earlier this month, EMS1, Fitch & Associates, and the National EMS Management Association released their fourth annual EMS Trend Report, proudly sponsored by Pulsara. Read, ponder, and share the following information brought to you by the most prestigious thought leaders in EMS.

Field providers, managers, chiefs and medical directors share insights into the challenges and opportunities in EMS in the U.S.

By Roxanne Shanks, MBA, and Jay Fitch, PhD

This year began with reasons to feel hopeful about the future of EMS. In February, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced a pilot program to reimburse ambulance providers for transport to alternative destinations and for treating but not transporting – a trial run of what would be the most significant change in decades in how Medicare pays for EMS care. While the details have yet to be revealed, the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport model (ET3) has energized many in the profession who hope it is a significant step toward recognizing the true value paramedics and EMTs can bring to individuals and communities.

Topics: EMS Trend Report