The right resource, at the right place, to meet the right response time
Learn more about optimizing EMS efficiency through dynamic deployment models
EMS1 is proud to be the Premier Media Sponsor of the Pinnacle Webinar Series. Jonathan Washko, MBA, FACPE, NRP, AEMD; and Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc.’s Tony Bradshaw presented “Balancing Goals - The Value of Optimizing Efficiency Through Dynamic Deployment,” a webinar sponsored by Bradshaw Consulting Services with the assistance of Philips, ImageTrend, PriorityDispatch, Center for Patient Safety and American Ambulance Association, and Fitch & Associates, on Oct. 20, 2020. Watch the archived version here.
Emergency medical services have always been a struggle among the competing interests of patients, employees and budgets; but this isn’t a zero-sum game. Strengthening any leg of this triple aim can facilitate growth in each of the others. This year has seen some extraordinary efforts by healthcare providers to improve the outcomes of patients even as their agencies have absorbed huge financial blows. The danger, however, in this symbiotic relationship is that if any one of these goals gets too far out of balance, the others will also suffer.
The United States has always had an identity disorder when it comes to financing EMS. Is it public safety, public health or can it be for-profit? The needs, size and expectations of the community often dictate the model they will employ. While there is no ideal strategy that fits every jurisdiction, there is a common thread requiring efficiency in operations between them all. For many of the more than 23,000 EMS systems in the U.S. this year, a dynamic allocation of response resources will make the difference in their unusually tight budget.
“During a time of dramatic change in demand for EMS, the importance of utilizing all available tools, such as dynamic deployment, could be key to balancing the interests of patients, employees and budgets,” said Chris Bradshaw, Bradshaw Consulting Services.
The next installment of the Pinnacle Webinar Series, presented by Fitch & Associates, will explore the potential benefits of employing a dynamic deployment strategy and explain how they can be realized.
Jonathan Washko, MBA, FACPE, NRP, AEMD; and Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc.’s Tony Bradshaw will present “Balancing Goals - The Value of Optimizing Efficiency Through Dynamic Deployment,” on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at 1 p.m. central.
“EMS is evolving more than ever. The debate between BLS and ALS is stronger than ever as the outcome gap continues to shrink. Response times are no longer the driving force for EMS, so today more than ever, dynamic deployment allows systems to put the right resource at the right place to meet the right response time. When systems have more control, they also have more responsibility to get it right,” said Fitch & Associates Chief Operating Officer Guillermo Fuentes.
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Additional resources on EMS deployment models
Learn more about EMS deployment models with these resources:
- Dynamic deployment: 5 persistent myths busted
- Treat in place: How EMS models are shaped by reimbursement
- Match supply to demand to provide optimal performance
- Dynamic deployment: 5 more persistent myths busted
- Basic deployment metrics EMS leaders should know
- Do EMS response times matter?
- Response time performance improvement through system re-design
About the speakers
Jonathan Washko, MBA, FACPE, NRP, AEMD, is the assistant vice president of prehospital innovation for Northwell Health’s Center for EMS and leads numerous innovation efforts to improve patient care, employee wellbeing, long-term financial sustainability and the safety of EMS systems. He volunteers as a board member with many national EMS industry associations, has federal advisory appointments and works to improve outcomes through research and quality measure development.
Tony Bradshaw spent almost 20 years working in the nuclear energy industry before switching to software development and GIS. He moved onto the Savannah River Site where he spent the next eleven years developing applications for the management of special nuclear materials. Along with his wife Elizabeth, he started Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc. in 1998 to provide GIS sales, service and application development. He has created a number of commercial GIS applications including GeoNotify, Shotspotter and MARVLIS. Mr. Bradshaw also recently joined the NEMTAC Technical Advisory Board.
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