View Recording The late Jack Stout, an economist by training, is considered the father of high performance EMS. His public utility model, implemented in a half a dozen spots in the 70’s and 80s, transformed how communities thought about the relationship between efficiency, policy, and patient centric care in their EMS systems. Almost every EMS system in America includes elements of his design. He captured his ideas in more than a 100 articles and columns in JEMS, the Journal of...
The archive of more than 100 of Stout's articles and essays was funded through a partnership between FirstWatch and AIMHI.
AIMHI – FirstWatch and the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration (AIMHI) Partner to Fund the Jack Stout Archive at The National EMS MuseumJenny Abercrombie
Online Collection will Showcase the Late EMS Visionary’s Legacy
FirstWatch and the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration (AIMHI) Partner to Fund the Jack Stout Archive at The National EMS Museum. Online Collection will Showcase the Late EMS Visionary’s Legacy.
The National EMS Museum will digitally transcribe and catalog the documents as part of its digital library and research archives—part of the virtual museum program created and maintained by volunteers. Many of the articles are already available in the museum’s online Jack Stout Archive. Additional material will be added in future months.
JEMS article – While offload delays aren’t a new hurdle for EMS, they have become increasingly challenging as COVID-19 cases rise. Hospitals at full capacity have led to ambulances waiting longer—in some cases for several hours—to complete patient handoffs. These delays and subsequent diversions can have a negative impact on patient care and limit the availability of emergency resources. In response, some EMS systems are implementing new processes and technology to combat the extended wait times.
JEMS - On Thursday, October 1, FirstWatch is launching Conversations that Matter, a series of virtual roundtable discussions featuring leaders talking about some of the most important issues facing our professions. FirstWatch Improvement Guide Mike Taigman will facilitate, engaging the expert guest speakers and audience in dialogue to encourage information sharing and collaboration to help tackle tough problems.
FirstWatch, a technology and quality improvement company that supports public safety and healthcare organizations, has joined forces with the National EMS Quality Alliance to support its efforts to develop, test and validate quality measures for emergency medical services.
The Richmond Ambulance Authority is featured in the July issue of JEMS magazine for their innovative approach to quality, continually measuring, analyzing and improving outcomes and processes across the entire organization. Richmond Ambulance Authority uses FirstPass® technology to enhance and automate its Total Quality Management system. FirstPass automatically puts each patient care record through a series of tests, comparing documentation and patient care to agency protocols—allowing them to provide near real-time feedback to crews. Read the Article.