While the issue of Electronic Medical Records and physicians seems a little off base for an EMS blog, the reality is that their use and adoption is occuring throughout all levels of healthcare. This includes the prehospital arena and intrafacility transport systems. Insurance information capture is now stressed with most ambulance systems, both […]
I had the wonderful pleasure this Wednesday and Thursday to attend the Neuroscience Conference hosted by Capital Health Center at the Borgata, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. One of the speakers was Mr. David Knowlton. Mr Knowlton is the President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. He is a fantastic […]
What really blows my mind is that the system we currently operate in does not mandate any minimum standards for providers (mainly BLS, as ALS is in my opinion OVER regulated), does not require an ambulance to be licensed by the Department of Health nor meet any minimum standards, nor mandate minimum response times. Better yet, EMS in New Jersey isn’t even considered an essential service like police, fire, and municipal services are. It’s simply, sickening.
Jordan Barnett, MD, is an Emergency Medicine Physician in the Philadelphia Suburban Region. He has previously worked as a volunteer firefighter, was a member of New York City EMS, and provides Medical Command for several ALS Ambulance Services. Dr Barnett provides EMS consultation services. Additionally, he is actively involved with EMS education.