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Susanna J. Smith

Susanna J. Smith is a content strategist and freelance writer who focuses on the future of healthcare and how new technologies and care models are reshaping the healthcare industry. She holds a master’s in public health from Columbia University and has worked as a writer, editor, and researcher for more than 10 years. Follow her work at @SusannaJSmith.

Susanna J. Smith
We know working in EMS often has intense physical, mental, and emotional effects that likely contribute to profession’s high turnover rate. However, there has been little published research in the…
Earlier this year the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) announced the launch of a new web tool to streamline EMS professionals’ recertification and education requirement tracking. It was the…
A group of EMS leaders came together this year to examine the current state of data collection and use in EMS. What they found were several obstacles—but also many opportunities. “We are…
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Nearly 800,000 strokes happen in the United States each year.1 Like heart attacks, strokes are time-sensitive emergencies. Nearly two million neurons are at risk of permanent damage for every minute…
New technologies, including advances in remote monitoring systems, offer the promise of transforming the delivery of EMS, impacting everything from dispatch to treatment and diagnosis in the…
Results of a recent study suggest that advanced automatic crash notification (AACN) technology, which sends telemetry data in the event of a motor vehicle accident, can be used to accurately predict…
The U.S. healthcare system has been criticized as fragmented, inefficient and costly. But Eric Beck, DO, MPH, president and CEO of Evolution Health in Dallas, and his staff are proving it doesn…
Last May, Brent Myers, MD, joined Evolution Health, a Dallas-based, national integrated medical practice, as the chief medical officer and executive vice president for medical operations, and AMR,…
Source: The Future of Medical Transport, LinkedIn Group At the 2014 mHealth Summit, held December 7–11 in Washington, D.C., the conversation on the integration of prehospital care into the…
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