EMS World

The Reno service's new document provides detailed information on its successful community health programs.
A Colorado EMS program is saving money and improving health with a weekly clinic for the incarcerated.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is the first hospital on the west coast to use the healthcare communication platform, Pulsara, and the first in the nation to use the company's Prehospital Alerting Package.
Business runs on relationships—here’s how to keep yours healthy.
The Highmark Foundation presented a $50,000 grant to North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue to expand their community paramedicine program.
Referred to as "the 21st century house call" by a spokesman of the agency, the medical staff tend to more common injuries and illnesses that don't require an expensive ambulance trip to the hospital.

In their article “Community Paramedicine Pilot Programs: Lessons from Maine,” Karen B. Pearson, MLIS, MA and George Shaler, MPH discuss the growing trend of implementing community paramedicine programs throughout the country and the necessity for pilot CP programs to exist and demonstrate their value.

The program will save the agency money by sending paramedics to frequent-caller residents instead of tying up the 9-1-1 system with non-emergency calls.
As the leading manufacturer of smart key access control systems, CyberLock has developed a security device for mobile pharmaceutical cabinets.
The New Mexico community paramedic program assisted more than 1,100 Medicaid patients in its first year.
Proposal includes funds for a special paramedic team to intervene with people who are the subject of 911 calls more than 10 times a year
The pilot proposal: Work with diabetics and patients with asthma and heart disease to control the health conditions that are landing them in the emergency room
The in-home paramedicine program has already helped decrease costs by $558,000.
The program has resulted in a 62% drop in ER admittances and 63% decrease in ambulance rides for frequent 9-1-1 callers.
While the program is not yet paying for itself, it's helped divert 20 patients from the ED.