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
Download PDF(EMS World, October Issue, 2013) FirstWatch president Todd Stout talks FirstWatch dashboards that monitor key performance indicators in real time as part of the “Perspectives from Pinnacle” feature in the October issue.
Download PDF (EMS World, August Issue, 2013) Alexander Garza, MD, MPH, former FirstWatch medical director and homeland security advisor and Nick Nudell, systems integration manager, discuss the necessity of collecting and evaluating data in real time to improve the quality of patient care. They provide examples of how different agencies around the country are putting their data to use.
Download PDF (JEMS, May MCI Issue, 2013) To monitor health-related threats, New Orleans turned to the FirstWatch Realtime Situational Awareness System, which is used by systems throughout the world. The sophisticated system tracks information entered into computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems in real-time, and immediately sends an alert via email or text message to designated public health and safety officials if it detects certain symptoms or trends of concern.
Conventional Wisdom: The Democratic and Republican National Conventions require lots of planning – and some state-of-the-art technologyjen
Download PDF (Best Practices in Emergency Services, February 2013)FirstWatch was on-hand at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to monitor health-related threats and keep attendees safe.
Download PDF (San Diego Business Journal, Volume 34, Number 7) The San Diego Business Journal features FirstWatch for Innovation in Technology: Safety, Fire, Disease Among Uses for Incident Tracking.
The Democratic and Republican National Conventions are two of the United States’ most important and highest stakes gatherings. As thousands of elected officials, delegates, and media representatives descended on the respective host cities, public health and safety officials from the local, state, and federal levels worked with FirstWatch to prepare for threats—manmade or natural—that could disrupt the events.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSqdFqs2WYI Public Safety, Homeland Security and Public Health teams in New Orleans use FirstWatch every day for real-time situational awareness & data surveillance. FirstWatch is especially helpful during high-profile special events like the 2013 Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Sugar Bowl or NCAA Final Four. FirstWatch analyzes 9-1-1 emergency call data (in real-time) to provide Public Safety & other authorized stakeholder groups with secure web based data views, tools & automated alerts related to trends, patterns or geographic clusters of potentially...
Download PDF (Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS, December 2012) In this article from the December 2012 edition of JEMS, Todd Stout discusses what EMS providers should consider when analyzing cloud storage options for patient data.
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jmtf0KTf8E
(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...
Download PDF (Best Practices in Emergency Services, July 2012)Todd Stout discusses winning an “EMS 10” innovator award, his father’s (Jack Stout) legacy in EMS, and what it takes to be a leader in EMS today.
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.
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.