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THE EVOLUTION OF TELEHEALTH IN EMS FROM EMERGENCY! TO COVID-19: IS IT HERE TO STAY?

BY: KEVIN MCGINNIS

JUNE 18, 2020

From the late 1960s, in an effort to have the emergency department (ED) door unlocked and staff ready upon ambulance arrival, and the early 1970s, when Johnny and Roy from the TV show Emergency! were sending three lead ECG biotelemetry to Rampart General and getting orders to treat, telehealth has been a part of our practice.

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LEVERAGING INTEGRATION TO PROVIDE RELIABLE TELEMEDICINE EVEN IN AREAS OF LOW CONNECTIVITY: THE PULSARA + ALLERIO + FIRSTNET™ SOLUTION

BY: VICTORIA LEE

JUNE 17, 2020

First responders often face barriers when it comes to connectivity and the transfer and sharing of patient data and other relevant information. When they are out in the field responding to a rural 911 call, or treating a patient via telemedicine, the ability to have access to technology that “just works” is paramount.

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Rural and Urban EMS Provision in the Days of ET3 and COVID-19 - Opportunities and Lessons: Part 2

BY: KEVIN MCGINNIS

APRIL 17, 2020

As a result of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) program to be designed as a pilot study, the goals are to see whether the practices it encourages produce system savings safely. As you read in Part 1 of this blog, CMS has targeted larger, more urban candidates so that it would have sufficient numbers for research purposes.

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Rural and Urban EMS Provision in the Days of ET3 and COVID-19 - Opportunities and Lessons: Part 1

BY: KEVIN MCGINNIS

APRIL 16, 2020

I have been very active representing EMS interests in public safety communications, such as FirstNet, for the past 18 years.  I am now working with police, fire and 911 colleagues on the Public Safety NG911 Coalition to promote the major build-out of Next Generation 911 services around the country to round out emergency response capabilities anchored by FirstNet.

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EMS CONCERNS FOR THE HERE AND NOW

BY: KEVIN MCGINNIS

APRIL 15, 2020

It’s April.  My wife’s birthday, and her sister’s…twins! In our family, April Fool’s Day has always demanded a surprise with a playful underpinning. This year, not so much. April Fool and everything upside down in virtually everybody’s lives in one or many ways. I write this while the pandemic wave is about to break in the hottest spots in the country.  In Maine, we’re a bit further away from the crest.

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How Data is Changing the EMS Landscape for the Better

BY: KEVIN MCGINNIS

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

I was blessed to have discovered EMS in the early 1970’s, still in its largely “EMS 1.0” developmental stage as a horizontal taxicab service.  I was a devoted soldier in its “EMS 2.0” evolution as a continually improving 911 response system, and in its recent “EMS 3.0” launch as a robust team player in improving appropriate access to health care and overcoming unmet health care needs in our communities*.

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Allerio Showcases its Mobile Connectivity Solution at EMS World Expo 2019

November 26, 2019

Allerio’s debut at EMS World Expo in New Orleans in October 2019 was an opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities and share the solution with EMT’s and paramedics from across the country. It was exciting to see the Allerio Mobile Hub in action at the convention and demonstrate the “mobile hotspot on steroids,” purpose-built for pre-hospital care to reliably transmit rich patient data and video from the field.

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