Sharing information helps both hospitals and EMS systems provide more effective patient care.
Because it is clearly documented in the chart that the patient received aspirin in the field, the hospital is not faulted for failing to give aspirin in the emergency department.
How It Works
Meet Clinical Benchmarks
Paramedics perform a 12-lead ECG and administer aspirin in the field to a patient having a heart attack. Because the EMS crew documents these interventions, they automatically also appear in the patient’s hospital record.
IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY
The on-call cardiologist views the EMS report integrated into the hospital electronic medical record, sees that earlier today the patient’s heart rate was too fast and paramedics treated her with medication to slow it down.
Access to the EMS record helps the cardiologist understandthe full scope of the problem and treatment, ensuring she prescribes the right medications and follow-up plan.
Improve Accuracy of EMS Activations
Paramedics who transported a “code stroke” access the patient's hospital records and compare the EMS differential diagnosis with the physicians’.
Paramedic teams track results and facilitate continued learning, which helps reduce false positives and door to needle time.
OPTIMIZE OPERATIONS AND BILLING
Patient demographic information recorded by EMS appears in the hospital record, and additional information entered in the hospital chart can be accessed by EMS agency billing staff.
The ability to review and verify demographic and insurance information streamlines the registration and billing processes for both the hospital and EMS service, increasing revenue.
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Gain instant access to EMS data, improve quality metrics, streamline billing, save time and gain clinical business intelligence with ESO Health Data Exchange.