Category: Data & Analytics

Limited-Time Early Bird Discounts Available for Wave 2019

posted on Nov 20, 2018 Best Practices

 One of the industry’s top training and networking events for EMS, fire, and hospital professionals is now open for registration, with a special Early Bird discount available until Dec. 1, 2018. Wave 2019 is…

10 Emergency Departments Reduce Opioid Prescriptions by 36%

posted on Nov 15, 2018 Best Practices

For around two decades years now, many health care providers have witnessed first-hand the results of the so-called “opioid epidemic.” Operating under the early mistaken idea that prescription opioids were not highly…

Webinar: The EMS Revolution

posted on Nov 07, 2018 Data & Analytics

In 1776, scrappy American colonists challenged the British government and the world was never the same. In 2018, two new research studies are challenging EMS operations and it’s likely that…

Spooky Stats: Top Calls for First Responders on Halloween

posted on Oct 29, 2018 Best Practices

Mischief in the streets. Sugar-crazed children running wild. More people out later than usual, partaking in Halloween shenanigans. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Fire responders undoubtedly have a mixture…

Hospitals See 45% Increase in Serious Birth Complications

posted on Oct 28, 2018 Data & Analytics

The rate of severe complications encountered during hospitals births has risen sharply over the last 10 years, according to a recent study released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)….

Sharing Patient Records During Natural Disasters

posted on Oct 26, 2018 Data & Analytics

The patient sitting before you has been evacuated from a devastating hurricane. His is 75 years old and has no access to his medication, and you are scrambling to locate…

Five Actionable EMS Metrics | On-Demand Webinar

posted on Oct 24, 2018 Best Practices

Learn how you can use the five metrics reported in the ESO EMS Index and EMS Index: Mid-Year Update to better understand your EMS agency and drive performance improvement. David…

5 Key Reports for EMS Leaders

posted on Oct 23, 2018 Best Practices

All EMS agencies collect incident and patient data – to stay compliant, ensure protocols are followed, and to report into state and federal agencies. However, collecting data is only the…

2018 ESO Fire Trends Report

posted on Oct 17, 2018 Best Practices

In the fire service, data and effective analysis have the potential to reduce community risk, improve responder safety and ultimately, transform fire departments. That’s why we want to do our…

How a Fire District Cut Paperwork for Better Reporting

posted on Oct 12, 2018 Data & Analytics

It’s safe to say that no one becomes a firefighter so that they can do paperwork. More likely, you joined to help save lives and property, improve your community, and…

Big Data for Firefighting: 4 Real-World Benefits

posted on Oct 07, 2018 Data & Analytics

You may hear the term “Big Data” thrown around quite a bit these days, in a wide range of applications, from high-tech industries to consumer applications like smart phones, fitness…

ROI Calculator: How Much Could Automation Save Your Agency?

posted on Sep 25, 2018 Best Practices

In the healthcare field – especially those critical first hours after an emergency or incident – second and minutes count. EMTs, nurses, physicians, and firefighters are all working together to…

Emergency Department Costs, Severity of Cases on the Rise

posted on Sep 06, 2018 Data & Analytics

A recent study is showing that emergency department spending per patient has nearly doubled from 2009 to 2016 – with a marked increase in the number of highest severity ratings…

The Index Mid-Year Update: How Does Your Agency Compare?”

posted on Aug 16, 2018 Company Updates

Earlier this year, we launched the first-ever ESO EMS Index to look at five key metrics that affect EMS agencies across the country. We looked at more than 5 million…

It’s Coming – The 2018 EMS Index: Mid-Year Update

posted on Aug 14, 2018 Best Practices

Earlier this year, we identified a number of trends we believed would have an impact on EMS organizations in 2018. The prevailing theme is data. Or, rather, the need for…

2018 EMS Index: Mid-Year Update

posted on Aug 13, 2018 Data & Analytics

At the beginning of this year we launched the 2018 ESO EMS Index, examining five key metrics for EMS agencies Stroke assessment performance Percent of patients suffering from overdose ETCO2…

Fighting the ‘Data Delgue’ in Smart Firefighting

posted on Aug 06, 2018 Data & Analytics

Firefighting is, as an industry, getting “smarter.” And it’s a good thing, too. With more complicated buildings and properties, more chemicals and hazards, and more people in our cities and communities needing…

The Benefits of SaaS for First Responders

posted on Aug 02, 2018 Data & Analytics

You may often hear about “The Cloud” or SaaS solutions – short for “software as a service” – and wondered if and how they may benefit those in the business…

Harnessing Data to Make Firefighting Smarter

posted on Aug 01, 2018 Data & Analytics

The “smart technology” that you find in your phone, in your car, in your watch, and in your home can make life easier, more integrated, more efficient, and even safer….

The Future of Healthcare Analytics

posted on Jul 27, 2018 Best Practices

As healthcare providers and administrators continue to pursue the so-called Triple Aim – to improve patient experience of care, to improve the health of populations, and to reduce the per…

EMS Index Updates

posted on Jul 26, 2018 Data & Analytics

At the beginning of this year we launched the 2018 ESO EMS Index, examining five key metrics for EMS agencies Stroke assessment performance Percent of patients suffering from overdose ETCO2…

5 Ways Data Improves the Patient Experience

posted on Jul 03, 2018 Best Practices

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 Data & Analytics

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…

Save Time and Improve Reporting with Fire and EHR Software

posted on Jun 26, 2018 Data & Analytics

Iona-McGregor Fire District was looking for easy-to-use fire department software that would guide responders to input the essential data, improve the quality of reports and meet their state reporting needs….

On Demand: Data-Driven Decision Making for Fire Departments

posted on Jun 21, 2018 Best Practices

Collecting data is only one piece of the decision-making puzzle. In order to drive performance, improve response times, reduce community risk and understand critical tasking, you need to learn how…

Detroit Fire Department Is Using Data for the Greater Good

posted on Jun 21, 2018 Data & Analytics

Can a major city fire department use data to drive change and improve care … in the middle of a municipal bankruptcy, to boot?  Yes, says Robert B. Dunne, MD,…

How Hospitals Can Cultivate EMS Loyalty

posted on Jun 15, 2018 Data & Analytics

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 Best Practices

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….

Adapting to Changes with Easy-To-Use Software

posted on Jun 07, 2018 Data & Analytics

Iona-McGregor Fire District was looking for easy-to-use fire department software that would guide responders to input the essential data. This data would improve quality and meet the reporting needs of…

Battling the Opioid Crisis With Data in Boston

posted on Jun 07, 2018 Data & Analytics

It’s no secret that the opioid crisis has hit hard in cities across the U.S., and Boston is no exception. But one way Boston stands out is its dedication to…

A Look at Data-Driven Decisions for Fire Depts. – Part 4

posted on May 16, 2018 Data & Analytics

As a fire department, are you effective? Are you making defensible decisions for things like staffing, operations, budget? If you answered yes, Captain with the Fayetteville (NC) Fire/Emergency Management Dept….

National Nurses’ Week: A Look At The Long Hours

posted on May 14, 2018 Best Practices

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…

3 Features In Fire Inspection & Pre-Planning Software

posted on May 14, 2018 Best Practices

Whether your fire agency has a dedicated fire inspector, or the task falls to a combination of staff and field personnel, inspection and pre-planning is an important and necessary part…

A Look at Data-Driven Decisions for Fire Depts. – Part 3

posted on May 09, 2018 Data & Analytics

As a fire department, are you effective? Are you making defensible decisions for things like staffing, operations, budget? If you answered yes, Captain with the Fayetteville (NC) Fire/Emergency Management Dept….

Make Your Dumb Data Smart

posted on May 08, 2018 Best Practices

In an industry that is exceptionally efficient at creating data points, the sheer amount of information available can be daunting – and even counter-productive – to those in the EMS…

How Healthcare Providers Can Observe American Stroke Month

posted on May 07, 2018 Best Practices

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…

A Look at Data-Driven Decisions for Fire Depts. – Part 2

posted on May 02, 2018 Data & Analytics

As a fire department, are you effective? Are you making defensible decisions for things like staffing, operations, budget? If you answered yes, Jason Hathcock, a Captain with the Fayetteville (NC) Fire/Emergency…

Firefighters Face 60% Increase in Fire Calls in 2018

posted on Apr 26, 2018 Data & Analytics

The first few months of 2018 may be in the books, but firefighters across the U.S. are staying busier than ever, according to a recent statement by the American Red…

A Look at Data-Driven Decisions for Fire Depts. – Part 1

posted on Apr 25, 2018 Data & Analytics

As a fire department, are you effective? Are you making defensible decisions for things like staffing, operations, budget? If you answered yes, Jason Hathcock and Frank Blackley challenge you to…

Big Data, Smart Data and Fire

posted on Apr 23, 2018 Data & Analytics

Earlier this year, we predicted trends that were going to have an impact on firefighters and fire departments around the country. One of them was about the use of data….

Webinar: Make Your Dumb Data Smart

posted on Apr 20, 2018 Best Practices

Is there more to your EMS data than you realize? Watch the on-demand “Make Your Dumb Data Smart” webinar, based on a Wave 2018 session, to learn our approach to…

Improving Hospital Workflows through Health Data Exchange

posted on Apr 06, 2018 Data & Analytics

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…

Improving EMS & Hospital Communications

posted on Apr 02, 2018 Data & Analytics

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…

What We Can Learn from Baseball’s Obsession with Data

posted on Mar 29, 2018 Data & Analytics

As I read through The Wall Street Journal this morning the sub-head for an article titled, “The Data Wonk Who Became a Coach,” by Jared Diamond, captured my attention. The…

In the News: Miramar Fire-Rescue

posted on Mar 26, 2018 Data & Analytics

Miramar Fire-Rescue is located in Florida, between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, and they serve a population of over 130,000 people. As the Regional Account Manager for Florida, I have the…

West County EMS’ EHR and HDE Software Success Story

posted on Mar 13, 2018 Data & Analytics

An overarching goal of many EMS and Firefighting organizations is to continuously improve their quality of patient care and demonstrate value within their communities. One of the best ways to…

Gaining Better Access to EMS Patient Records

posted on Mar 12, 2018 Data & Analytics

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…

A Tale of Three Administrators

posted on Mar 05, 2018 Best Practices

Read A Tale of Three Administrators to discover how hospital administration can be improved through an electronic, two-way sharing of health data between hospitals and EMS agencies.

EMS Agencies’ Data on the Opioid Crisis

posted on Mar 01, 2018 Data & Analytics

Every week it seems one of the biggest topics in the healthcare industry is the overdose and opioid epidemic in the United States today. Many reports, including EMS agency reporting,…

Live Webinar featuring ESO Properties & Inspections

posted on Feb 21, 2018 Data & Analytics

Date: Wednesday, March 7 Time: 11 a.m. CST ESO Properties & Inspections has arrived! The latest modules built for the fire market, ESO Properties and Inspections will help you keep track of the…

Live Webinar featuring ESO Properties & Inspections

posted on Feb 21, 2018 Company Updates

Date: Thursday, March 1 Time: 1 p.m. CST ESO Properties & Inspections has arrived! The latest modules built for the fire market, ESO Properties and Inspections will help you keep track of the…

Session at Wave: 2018 ESO EMS Index

posted on Feb 20, 2018 Data & Analytics

Have you ever wondered how your organization is performing in comparison to your peers? During Wave 2018, ESO’s national user and data conference, Dr. Brent Myers, Chief Medical Officer of…

How Does Your EMS Agency Compare to the National Average?

posted on Feb 15, 2018 Data & Analytics

 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…

Proving Value with EMS Data

posted on Feb 14, 2018 Data & Analytics

West County EMS and Fire Protection District’s adoption of ESO Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Health Data Exchange (HDE) allowed their chief to immediately gain insight into the team’s performance and making data-driven decisions to improve patient care.

Shocks to The System – Wave Day 2 Keynote

posted on Feb 05, 2018 Data & Analytics

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…

Four Hospital Trends to Track in 2018

posted on Jan 04, 2018 Data & Analytics

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…

Trends with the Biggest Impact on EMS Agencies for 2018

posted on Jan 02, 2018 Data & Analytics

A new year brings with it new challenges as well as new opportunities. 2018 is no different. For EMS organizations, data will continue to emerge as a core trend that…

EMS/Hospital Performance Improvements With Shared Data

posted on Oct 19, 2017 Data & Analytics

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…

The Future of EMS in 2050

posted on Sep 28, 2017 Data & Analytics

What will EMS look like 33 years from now? That’s the question that the National Office of EMS is asking the national EMS community, from the biggest municipal systems to the smallest volunteer departments, via the recently-kicked-off EMS Agenda 2050 Project.

Fight Opioid Crisis with EMS Data from ESO

posted on Jun 05, 2017 Data & Analytics

Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. According to the latest figures, more than six out of 10 drug overdose deaths now involve an opioid, and every day 91 Americans die of opioid overdose.

Hidden Threats for Hospitals

posted on May 05, 2017 Data & Analytics

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.

Outcome Measures Case Study

posted on Nov 14, 2016 Data & Analytics

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.

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