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FDA Releases New, Free Mobile Database

posted on Jul 16, 2018 in EMS

Understanding your prescriptions and medications is now easier and more convenient than ever, as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched its free Drugs@FDA Express app, the mobile version of…

New Insight into Why U.S. Ranks #1 in Healthcare Costs

posted on Jul 05, 2018 in Hospital

A recent study conducted by the Harvard Global Health Institute and the London School of Economics revealed that the U.S. continues to outpace its peers when it comes to healthcare spending. After analyzing data from 11 high-income countries, the results…

5 Ways Data Improves the Patient Experience

posted on Jul 03, 2018 in Billing

Data is available in an over-abundance in health care settings, and a patient’s experience is becoming more and more digitized. The key, however, is knowing how to process and use…

A Cheat Sheet for Fire and EMS

posted on Jun 29, 2018 in EMS

Does the thought of statistics make you a little queasy? You’re not alone: According to a recent study, only 0.06247% of firefighters and EMS personnel like statistics. (And yes, we…

Time-Saving Technology for Improved Patient Care

posted on Jun 27, 2018 in EMS

For EMS patients with time-critical conditions such as stroke, STEMI, trauma or sepsis, shortening the time to treatment is the name of the game. Yet the biggest time savings EMS can…

How Hospitals Can Cultivate EMS Loyalty

posted on Jun 15, 2018 in EMS

When hospitals foster loyalty among EMS agencies, the result is not only greater transport volume and increased revenue, but it’s also greater efficiency and improved quality of care – in…

How the Internet of Things Impacts Health Care

posted on Jun 12, 2018 in Billing

As a wide range of industries rely more and more on the Internet of Things (IoT) to make life more seamless, individuals are recording and sharing information at unprecedented levels….

What Will Data Look Like in 20 Years?

posted on May 31, 2018 in EMS

Technology that gathers data is exponentially expanding around us – from refrigerators that assess your food stock and send you a virtual grocery list, to your own digital advisor who…

Case Study: Improved Data Flow Between Hospitals and EMS

posted on May 29, 2018 in EMS

The largest hospital systems in the nation coordinate numerous treatment facilities, process thousands of transports, work with dozens of EMS agencies, and treat thousands of patients. And while the health…

Enabling Faster EMS Turnaround and Improved Patient Handoff

posted on May 16, 2018 in Hospital

Emergency departments are complex institutions with multiple working parts. Everyone within the department has a unique and vital role to play in ensuring patients receive appropriate care. One of the…

National Nurses’ Week: A Look At The Long Hours

posted on May 14, 2018 in Hospital

Each year, National Nurse’s Week celebrates the more than 4.1 million professionally active nurses in the U.S., pausing to appreciate members of what Americans have rated as the “most honest…

Strengthening EMS & Emergency Department Communication

posted on May 11, 2018 in EMS

Timing and communication matter for effective patient care in EMS and hospital systems. Poor patient handoffs can slow down turnaround times, cause adverse patient outcomes and result in care providers…

How Healthcare Providers Can Observe American Stroke Month

posted on May 07, 2018 in Billing

In honor of the month of May’s designation as American Stroke Month, the American Stroke Association (ASA) is encouraging health care providers and hospitals to focus on the latest developments…

As Sepsis Cases Rise in U.S. Hospitals, How Can Data Help?

posted on May 03, 2018 in Hospital

Sepsis is on the rise in the United States, according to a recent federal study, with the number of diagnosed cases tripling in the last decade. And at a hefty…

Antibiotic ‘Superbugs’ Have Hospitals on High Alert

posted on May 01, 2018 in Hospital

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is ramping up its efforts to prepare hospitals and medical staff for the possibility of encountering and containing rare but lethal “nightmare bacteria,” microbes…

New Data on Stroke Assessment Could Mean Change for EMS

posted on Apr 30, 2018 in EMS

The assessment and treatment of acute stroke patients by EMS technicians is on the cusp of a major shift, similar to that experienced in recent years for the screening and…

World Immunization Week: Urgent Global Need for Vaccines

posted on Apr 25, 2018 in Hospital

Last week marked the start of the 6th annual World Immunization Week, an effort endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight how vaccination can improve and save lives…

Improving Hospital Workflows through Health Data Exchange

posted on Apr 06, 2018 in Hospital

Since the HITECH Act of 2009, hospital administrators have been challenged to incorporate impactful analytics into their hospital systems to drive population health outcomes, improve operational efficiencies and prevent unnecessary…

Data Integration – Why EMS is a Great Partner for Hospitals

posted on Apr 03, 2018 in EMS

There are fewer faster or dramatic ways to change the relationship between EMS and hospitals than with the vendor-agnostic, bidirectional data exchange that comes with ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE)….

Improving EMS & Hospital Communications

posted on Apr 02, 2018 in EMS

To become effective interagency communicators, hospitals and EMS agencies must look at the entire continuum of care to find weak spots within their systems and processes. Many agencies find that…

Gaining Better Access to EMS Patient Records

posted on Mar 12, 2018 in EMS

St. Elizabeth Healthcare wanted to enhance their collaboration with EMS agencies while providing better services for the patients in their community. Specifically, St. Elizabeth received patients from 35 EMS agencies…

How Does Your EMS Agency Compare to the National Average?

posted on Feb 15, 2018 in EMS

 If you’re like me, you have no idea who the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus is. But you are very familiar with his words of wisdom: The only thing that is…

Things to Know from the Chief Medical Officer

posted on Feb 14, 2018 in Hospital

“Knowledge is knowing what to say.  Wisdom is knowing when to say it.” — Anonymous — Welcome to the first ESO Chief Medical Officer (CMO) special feature, which we’ll be…

Shocks to The System – Wave Day 2 Keynote

posted on Feb 05, 2018 in EMS

Imagine a future in which EMS arrives at a scene via jetpack, drones deliver needed supplies and – instead of an ambulance – a modular hospital drives itself to the…

Keep it Simple: Integrating EMS and Hospitals on ESO

posted on Feb 05, 2018 in EMS

The best presentations at Wave conferences turn into conversations among attendees and presenters. Everyone shares experiences, “ahah” moments and resources. That’s what happened when Karrie Austin, RN, hosted a session…

It’s Not Officially Research, but it’s Darned Interesting

posted on Feb 02, 2018 in Billing

Maybe it was the session title, but one of the most well-attended presentations at Wave 2018 was called “S**T we learned from the data.” Dr. Jeff Jarvis, EMS medical director…

Let’s talk: ESO and Attendees Connect; Day 1

posted on Feb 02, 2018 in Billing

The first full day of ESO’s 2018 WAVE conference closed with a special discussion between attendees and key ESO executives: CEO Chris Dilie and newly named ESO Chief Medical Officer…

ESO Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

posted on Feb 01, 2018 in Billing

We are excited to announce that Dr. Brent Myers has joined ESO as our Chief Medical Officer.  He brings almost two decades of leadership experience as a medical practitioner, both…

Four Hospital Trends to Track in 2018

posted on Jan 04, 2018 in Hospital

What does 2018 have in store for hospitals? If we take a sneak peek into our crystal ball, we’ll see that data will continue to play a major role. We…

Hospital Predictions

posted on Jan 02, 2018 in Hospital

Download Hospital Predictions for 2018 to learn the latest trends in evidence-based care and insightful questions to ask your team and much more.

Save Time and Money by Tapping Into Hospital Data 

posted on Dec 27, 2017 in Hospital

Highlights include how to use hospital billing data that can significantly reduce the time it takes for your billers to find the information they need and how to drive revenue while reducing cost.

Make It Work for You

posted on Dec 27, 2017 in EMS

Learn tips and tricks for improving operating efficiency, how hospitals and EMS are benefiting from two-way data sharing, and what’s new and upcoming for ESO products, including EHR and Analytics. Download this free educational resource today.

See HDE In Action

posted on Dec 27, 2017 in Hospital

ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE) helps hospitals and EMS exchange data for the best results – the end result being an overall improvement in quality patient care. Request a demo and watch our two-minute video highlight to learn more.

Best of 2017: Most Popular Resources

posted on Dec 22, 2017 in Billing

 Looking forward to 2018? Make sure you don’t miss out on the best and most useful information of 2017. Start the new year right with our 4 must-see resources from the past year. No countdown required.  Check ‘em out…

Improve Patient Care with Hospital EMS Data Exchange

posted on Nov 06, 2017 in EMS

Two-way data exchange between EMS and hospitals provides benefits to both parties.

Customer Case Study: Using HDE to Connect to a State HIE

posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Hospital

In this case study we’ll show you how Gold Cross Ambulance in Salt Lake City uses ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE) to connect to cHIE, Utah’s statewide health information exchange.

EMS/Hospital Performance Improvements With Shared Data

posted on Oct 19, 2017 in EMS

For the growing number of EMS systems nationwide who use two-way data exchange using ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE), having hospital data brings unprecedented opportunities for performance improvement. But the…

ESO is Onsite at the 2017 Solar Eclipse

posted on Aug 21, 2017 in Billing

Four ESO employees are onsite in St. Joseph, Missouri, volunteering with local ESO customers as they prepare for the 2017 Solar Eclipse and the potential influx for local emergency services. Follow us here to see updates from our team in the field as they observe and assist in the day’s preparations and activities.

Protecting You Against Ransomware

posted on Jun 02, 2017 in EMS

At ESO, we’re committed to keeping your data secure. And with all the recent news headlines about the spread of ransomware and other forms of cyberattack targeting healthcare computer systems, it’s natural to be concerned.

Hidden Threats for Hospitals

posted on May 05, 2017 in EMS

In 2016, the Joint Commission published a report that illustrated the nation’s level of noncompliance with Joint Commission standards. One such standard — Record of Care (RC) 01.01.01, the foundational standard for patients’ medical records — is a perennial top 10 on the list of most frequently cited standards.

Five Tips for Managing Hospital Turnaround Times

posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Hospital

From July to October 2015 Nash County EMS was able to decrease turnaround times from a little over 30 minutes to less than 26 minutes.

Outcome Measures Case Study

posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Fire

Outcome measures are an important part of EMS Compass, and NEMSIS version 3 has the capability to make these measures readily available to every agency, large and small. We talked to Jeffrey L. Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P, to see how some agencies are using outcome measures.

Fire and Hospital Collaboration to Share Data

posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Fire

The Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department in Atascocita, Texas, collaborates closely with Kingwood Medical Center to share healthcare data to improve the quality of both prehospital and hospital care. Their efforts demonstrate how patients can benefit when members of the healthcare continuum partner to use technology and information to drive improvement efforts.

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