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Special Coverage: Embracing the data revolution in EMS

Transitioning EMS from collecting data from a myriad of sources to driving impactful change in its many facets is a top challenge of EMS leaders.

This special coverage package explores strategies for improving current data collection efforts, conducting meaningful analysis and applying the results to strategically effect improvements in EMS operations and patient care.

Sharing data across EMS agencies is one of the most effective ways to combat the opioid crisis in communities
EMS responses to psychiatric or behavioral emergencies are frequent, but violence, physical restraint and chemical restraint are rare
Two agencies share innovative ways to use data to improve performance, as well as measure and report the value EMS providers offer to their patients, agencies and communities
EMS benchmarks can help drive STEMI care improvements through data-driven improvements and hospital collaboration
Adopting clinical data registries to measure performance will allow EMS to integrate fully with systems of care
Improving patient outcomes, hospital relations and the community narrative with data analysis
Provide subjective data and objective costs to illustrate the impact factor your organization has and justify additional resources