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How biosurveillance turns opioids-related data into actionable intelligence

Check out this PoliceOne article “How biosurveillance turns opioids-related data into actionable intelligence” by By Rob Lawrence, P1 Contributor. See how a customer agency, in Richmond, Virginia, is utilizing the FirstWatch system and turning real-time activity data into actionable intelligence. Of note, the Richmond Ambulance Authority was the first commercial user of the FirstWatch system. Read the Full Article Here.

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New JEMS article – Executive Institute (XI) Convenes in Hershey, Pennsylvania

What a great experience we had at the XI Leadership Conference by Page, Wolfberg & Wirth in Hershey, PA!  Check out this article mentioning Mike Taigman’s keynote in this recap of the event in this JEMS article. Read the Latest Column Article Here. Access all Column Articles Here.

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New EMS1 Column Post by Mike Taigman – Making your EAP work for your employees

Read the latest post in the Paramedic Chief column via EMS1, “Making your EAP work for your employees” written by our own Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman along with a discussion with Dr. Sara Gilman. Read the Latest Column Article Here. Access all Column Articles Here.

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How EMS Can Unleash the Power of Data – JEMS’ Q&A with Todd Stout

Read the latest article in JEMS, “How EMS Can Unleash the Power of Data” featuring a Q&A with our Founder and President, Todd Stout. In this article, Todd speaks about the history of FirstWatch, the power of data, and his optimism for the future. Read the Full Article Here.

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New EMS1 Column Post by Mike Taigman – Universal precautions are not just to protect us

Read the latest post in the new Paramedic Chief column via EMS1, “Universal precautions are not just to protect us” written by our own Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman. This column focuses on practices that protect patients as well as health care workers, with some sound practical steps crews can implement immediately. Read the Latest Column Article Here. Access all Column Articles Here.

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New EMS1 Column Post by Mike Taigman – EMS policy change and QI: Plan, Do, Study, Act

Read the latest post in the new Paramedic Chief column via EMS1, “Better EMS Performance” led by our own Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman. In this column, Mike highlights the importance of viewing protocol changes through the lens of improvement science. Read the Latest Column Article Here. Access all Column Articles Here.

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Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths Within Communities – A Quality Improvement Perspective

Check out the new publication on the role of EMS in addressing the opioid epidemic. It includes an article by our Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman on using quality improvement principles in Deming’s for lenses of Profound Knowledge to decrease deaths and improve recovery for people dealing with opioid addiction: Read the Full Article Here.

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New EMS1 Column Post by Mike Taigman – Q&A: How can leaders identify and help EMS providers who need support?

Read the latest post in the new Paramedic Chief column via EMS1, “Better EMS Performance” led by our own Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman. In this new column, Mike and our FirstWatch team along with our customers and colleagues will share actionable strategies, concepts and ideas to make real improvements. This column draws from Learning Organizations, Systems Thinking, Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and others you will not need to have a black belt to put these [...]

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A Model for Better Community Healthcare

​REMSA,​ ​the​ ​Regional​ ​Emergency​ ​Medical​ ​Services​ ​Authority​ ​based​ ​in​ ​northern Nevada,​ ​has​ ​released​ ​a​ ​new​ ​comprehensive​ ​White​ ​Paper​ ​that​ ​provides​ ​detailed​ ​information​ ​on its​ ​highly​ ​successful​ ​Community​ ​Health​ ​Programs.​ ​These​ ​nationally-acclaimed​ ​programs​ ​were launched​ ​in​ ​2012​ ​after​ ​REMSA​ ​received​ ​funding​ ​​ ​through​ ​a​ ​$9.1​ ​million​ ​Health​ ​Care​ ​Innovation Award​ ​grant​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​Medicare​ ​&​ ​Medicaid​ ​Innovation,​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​U.S.​ ​Department​ ​of Health​ ​and​ ​Human​ ​Services. The​ ​White​ ​Paper​ ​describes​ ​the​ ​planning,​ ​implementation​ ​and​ ​results​ ​of​ ​REMSA’s​ ​approach [...]

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New EMS1 Column Post by Mike Taigman – Visionaries define top 7 current health care challenges

Read the latest post in the new Paramedic Chief column via EMS1, “Better EMS Performance” led by our own Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman. In this new column, Mike and our FirstWatch team along with our customers and colleagues will share actionable strategies, concepts and ideas to make real improvements. This column draws from Learning Organizations, Systems Thinking, Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and others you will not need to have a black belt to put these [...]

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