The various elements of the local EMS system come at a significant public funding cost to the communities they serve. It stands to reason that with that significant investment, there should be some level of accountability on these entities to report on the quality of their care.
Thoughts on how to hold pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) providers accountable for the community health impact they have.
It’s generally not fair to hold EMS accountable for most aspects of patient outcomes because the majority of care takes place in hospitals and other settings. However, it is entirely reasonable to hold EMS accountable for the proper and timely completion of the processes that research has shown directly impacts patient outcomes.
Here are five questions that senior officials in local government should ask to assess the current status of systems of care for common high-risk, time-sensitive emergency conditions.
Engaged workers are better workers. This correlation seems to make sense, but there has been less attention given to its applicability in the public sector.
The need for digital workspaces that take into account data protection, IT modernization and policy considerations is more relevant than ever.
In the wake of the administration’s Cloud Smart strategy, VA is moving all of its existing applications to cloud and building all of its new applications to be cloud-ready.
When AFCEA Bethesda convenes its Health IT Summit on January 29 and January 30, the focus will be clear: It’s not about developing better technology, it’s about delivering better healthcare outcomes.
Combatting the opioid crisis demands a multi-factored approach.
In healthcare agencies, it’s critical that data not only be secure but also available in the case of disaster. In the event of a system failure or cybersecurity breach, healthcare organizations must be able to quickly recover secure copies of patient, provider and payer data. Access to this information could literally be a life orRead… Read more »