EMS World

MAR 2018

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EMSWORLD.com | MARCH 2018 15 secure long-term funding to support the full range of EMS 3.0 services; • Providing advice and guidance to the board on current and emerging health- care information issues that impact the EMS transformation, including: perfor- mance and outcome measures (clini- cal, operational, financial, and patient outcomes); EMS information standards and integration with healthcare IT; and legislation and regulation that impacts the EMS transformation. Committee members are: • Matt Zavadsky • Jonathan Washko • Greg Mears • Bryan Nelson • Jason Scheiderer • Mark Babson • Gary Wingrove • Melissa McNally Technical advisors and liaisons are: • Kevin Munjal, MD, Mount Sinai Health System, NAEMSP MIH Committee cochair, technical advisor; • Doug Kupas, MD, Geisinger Health Sys- tem, Pennsylvania EMS medical direc- tor, technical advisor; • Jacob Keeperman, MD, NAEMSP liaison; • Jose Cabanas, MD, NAEMSP liaison; • Jerry Overton, IAED liaison; • Kevin McGinnis, NASEMSO liaison; • Jim DeTienne, NASEMSO liaison; • Chris Shimer, IAFC liaison; • Chad Deardorff, IAFC liaison; • Aarron Reinert, AAA liaison; • Reg Allen, AAA liaison; • Mike Touchstone, NEMSMA liaison; • John Todaro, NAEMSE liaison; • Joelle Simpson, MD, AAP liaison. Over the next several months we will dive more deeply into how the report was generated, the major recommendations it contains, and what work should be under- taken to help bring them to fruition. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT, is chief strategic integration officer at MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the exclusive emergency and nonemergency EMS/MIH provider for Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Texas. Applying Traction Is Easy When you have the right splint Use the Sager Traction Scale to set the amount of traction needed—Sager Splints do the rest. The Sager's dynamic function permits traction to decrease automatically as the muscle spasm releases. Your patient will always have the correct amount of safe, secure, traction. It's that easy! One-person application. Safely treats Proximal Third and Mid-Shaft fractures. Ensures optimal patient care. Learn how easy Sager Splints are to use / for details on Sager Splint models visit www.sagersplints.com Email: sagersales@aol.com / Call 800.642.6468 for the name of Your Authorized Distributor. 20270 Charlanne Drive Redding, CA, 96002-9223 Determining which of the recommendations should or could be acted upon was a monumental undertaking… With over 250 recommendations, which ones should the committee work on first? For More Information Circle 18 on Reader Service Card

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