The EMS Agenda 2050 project, led by our own Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman, is underway. Mike shares in this article plans for how the group will be creating the Agenda, and how they want to involve you! Read the Article Here.
Former FirstWatch Medical Director Dr. Alex Garza and Boston EMS, Fire and Police Medical Director Dr. Sophia Dyer, joined forces in this month's issue of JEMS to share the opportunity EMS has to help in the efforts to slow down the Opioid epidemic and perhaps prevent overdoses before they occur. Read the Article.
FirstWatch is featured in a great article by Data-Smart City Solutions, an initiative by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School, about the need for local authorities and decision makers to have real-time alert systems, rapid response surveillance, and mobile data collection and geolocation to improve the disease surveillance necessary to curb the spread of major viruses.Read the Article.
FirstWatch customer Fire Chief Otto Drozd of Orange County Fire Rescue, FL and his team harness the power of data to make important measures available in real time, without significantly adding to their workload, to reach the highest level of performance possible. Read the Article.
The May JEMS EMS Compass Data Supplement features former FirstWatch Medical Director Dr. Alex Garza, MD, MPH, member of the EMS Compass Steering Committee, as he shares why today, with consumers demanding better care, it only makes sense that quality measures be used to improve patient care and demonstrate value to the community.Read the Article.
FirstWatch customer Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) in Reno, NV is using our tools to track and trend a possible spike in Heroin overdoses following a local drug bust. Watch video
FirstWatch President Todd Stout was recently interviewed by long-time industry friend Steven Cohen, the current EMS Chief at Cary Area EMS. In addition to working as an EMS Chief, Steven runs his own podcast, Medic2Medic. It was honor for Todd to be featured on the podcast as an individual who made an impact on Steven’s career, and to share with you folks some of those who made an impact on Todd's career. Listen to the interview below! Listen to the Podcast.
FirstWatch President Todd Stout was interviewed by JEMS Magazine for their November supplement, Technology Innovations Driving MIH-CP. In his interview Todd discusses how real-time healthcare data systems can advance the MIH-CP practice. Read the Interview.
Great review in EMS World by Paramedic Mike Rubin on the webinar we hosted last Thursday featuring The Richmond Ambulance Authority. Rob Lawrence, COO and Tom Ludin, Director of QA/QI did a wonderful job sharing the in's and out's of their Total Quality Management program, and the role FirstPass plays. Read the Review.
The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa and beyond. EMS providers have to be prepared to treat or transport suspected or known Ebola patients. Join FirstWatch President and long-time advocate for the value of EMS data for public health surveillance, Todd Stout and former Chief Medical Officer for the US Department of Homeland Security, Alex Garza, MD, MPH as they discuss how EMS services in the USA and Canada responded to...
The Journal of Emergency Medicine Services (JEMS) recently featured our Mobile App for iOS and Android devices. With 24-7-365 access to your data, these Apps allows you to monitor in near real-time your public safety and public health performance, operational and clinical compliance data, all at your finger-tips.
Law enforcement agencies are faced with the significant challenge of making sense of mountains of crime data. FirstWatch, headquartered in Encinitas, Calif., helps the Oceanside Police Department by turning this raw data into valuable, actionable information available to their law enforcement teams and other authorized stakeholder groups in real time.
FirstWatch founder Todd Stout was surprised with the 2014 Pinnacle Leadership Award after his father, Jack Stout, accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award. Todd was honored for his leadership mantra: "What is the right thing to do." Read article