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KSTP Channel 5 “Data Watchdog”

Local Minneapolis station KSTP Channel 5 featured FirstWatch in the news segment “Data Watchdog” Now Tracking Minneapolis 911 Calls City of Minneapolis Emergency Communications Center (MECC) & Hennepin EMS interview on ABC (KSTP) about deploying and using FirstWatch real-time Dashboards and data analytics and automated alerting for the 911 Communications Center, as well as EMS, Police and Fire teams.

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More 911 Centers Are Using Real-Time Data to Improve Performance

(The Journal of Emergency Dispatch, 2012) By Jenifer Goodwin Last year Thomas McEntee, general manager for American Medical Response (AMR) in Riverside, Calif., was looking for ways to improve response times in his service area, which encompasses some 5,500 square miles and just under 2 million people. “When we started to drill down and look at each individual time interval and where there were opportunities for us to save a few seconds here or there, one area we decided to focus on [...]

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Las Vegas Dispatchers Help Improve SCA Survival Rates

Download PDF (Best Practices in Emergency Services, June 2012)David Slattery, M.D., the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue deputy chief and EMS medical director, has a mission to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival in his city with the assistance of FirstWatch.

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Top 10 EMS Innovators for 2011

Download PDF (Journal of Emergency Medical Services, April 2012)FirstWatch’s fearless leader, Todd Stout, was recognized as one of the Top 10 EMS Innovators for 2011 by JEMS magazine.

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EMS Royal Flush

Download PDF (Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS, February 2012)Against all odds, Jersey City Medical Center EMS reinvented itself and achieved five major national EMS recognitions. Their epic efforts set a new standard for overcoming adversity, EMS system redesign, clinical excellence and employee acceptance–and implementing electronic processes like FirstWatch was part of the solution.

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Crunching the Numbers

Download PDF (Best Practices Magazine, April 2010) In Sedgwick County, KS, data collection leads to increased efficiency and better patient care.  

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FirstWatch Media Highlights

FirstWatch Media Highlights  A compilation of local and national FirstWatch TV clips, including Diane Sawyer’s interview with Frank Gresh, Communications Center Manager at EMSA (Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK), during early onset of the 2003 Flu Outbreak.

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Pandemic Flu and 9-1-1

Download PDF (Emergency Number Professional Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008)As a vital link to the public, and to the local public safety entities, 9-1-1 centers will play a central role in any local or regional pandemic flu strategy.

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Operation Overload

Operation Overload (EMS World, May 2007) EMS Providers in Henderson, NV, face the challenges of explosive growth.

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