ePCR Patient Care Reporting

EMS Best Practice #3: Leverage ePCRs to Improve Care, Compliance, and Cash

ePCR Patient Care Reporting,

ePCRs protect you and your patients, ensure care quality, enable improvement over time—and help you get paid. EMS agencies continue to struggle to make ends meet. The cost of EMS patient care continues to rise, while ambulance reimbursement rates continue to disappoint. In addition, Federal and state regulations continue to multiply. When payers and regulators fail to see the immense value EMS brings to healthcare, economical solutions can be hard to find.

Topics: ePCR Patient Care Reporting EMS Billing

EMS Best Practice #2: Keep EMS Dispatchers and Crews on the Same Page

EMS Dispatch,

Strained communications between EMS dispatchers, crews, and facilities can cause paralyzing ambulance delays. EMS agencies continue to struggle to make ends meet. The cost of EMS patient care continues to rise, while ambulance reimbursement rates continue to disappoint. In addition, Federal and state regulations continue to multiply. When payers and regulators fail to see the immense value EMS brings to healthcare, economical solutions can be hard to find.

Topics: EMS Dispatch EMS Billing ePCR Patient Care Reporting

EMS New Year's Resolutions

EMS Cartoons,

What are your EMS new year's resolutions for 2019? Maybe collecting all signature forms? Perhaps making sure you attach all EKG recordings to your ePCR? Or switching to EMS software like AIM to make life and work a little easier?

Topics: EMS Cartoons ePCR Patient Care Reporting

Making the Argument for Electronic Patient Care Records

ePCR Patient Care Reporting,

Sometimes, EMS billing staff ask field providers to help find a copy of a patient care record. This might work out alright… until the field providers get busy with other things. Sure, the PCR ends up where it needs to be, but all the lost time adds up-and it’s expensive.  If you want to bypass the delay, ePCR is your answer. Electronic patient care records combine with today’s advancements in data security to give the EMS billing department, the ambulance managers, and all of those involved in the QA/QI process access to patient care records at any time, on almost any type of electronic device.

Topics: ePCR Patient Care Reporting EMS Cartoons

EMS - A Life of Acronyms

ePCR Patient Care Reporting,

The EMS industry has a knack for using acronyms! We love to have an alphabet soup set of letters represent something important.  The problem with that is, not all of the acronyms are common within the medical industry. MLS is not a standardized acronym for Multi-Level Stretcher although that comes together kind of nicely. ePCRs, purposefully only permit standardized medical acronyms which, while it can be frustrating to the MAF, multiple acronym fan, creates a much better medical document that can be used by other healthcare providers along the healthcare continuum as they treat the patient.

Topics: ePCR Patient Care Reporting EMS Cartoons

Tracking, Measuring and Improving EMS Data Entry and Documentation

ePCR Patient Care Reporting,

Creating a clinically solid, medically sound, and billing-compliant EMS patient care record is critical not just to patient health, but EMS operational health as well. How is your EMS operations measuring up? How do you use key metrics to improve your EMS data entry and documentation?

Topics: ePCR Patient Care Reporting

Avoiding EMS Trip Report Delays

ePCR Patient Care Reporting,

  EMS agencies have been talking about if/when to move away from paper EMS trip reports to electronic EMS trip reports for ages. In the past, the cost comparison between purchasing base computers or ruggedized laptops and handwritten EMS trip reports or scannable forms proved formidable barriers for so many EMS agencies. Thankfully, in recent years as EMS agencies have begun using ePCR software to document EMS trip reports with more frequency, discussions have moved away from paper versus electronic to the benefits of moving to Online EMS software versus on-site software.

Topics: ePCR Patient Care Reporting

Vital Signs

ePCR Patient Care Reporting,

Any experienced EMS professional knows how the story goes. You get on scene only to find that you left your paper assessment pad back at the station. You sort through all of your 37 pants and shirt pockets..NOTHING!

Topics: ePCR Patient Care Reporting EMS Cartoons

Not All ePCRs Are Created Equal

ePCR Patient Care Reporting,

AIM Facility User Access provides facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, access to ambulance trips specific to their facilities. Not all ePCRs are created equal. AIM NEMSIS V3 ePCR helps Facility Users simplify the patient documentation process with enhanced Facility Access. The AIM enhanced patient care software will simplify your workflow, eliminate redundancy and maximize accuracy with fully integrated cloud based EMS solutions.  This will allow you to shift your focus from documentation headaches to important patient care matters and increase your EMS agency's profits.

Topics: ePCR Patient Care Reporting

AIM’s Enhanced NEMSIS ePCR Version 3 Features

ePCR Patient Care Reporting,

AIM has enhanced our Online ePCR NEMSIS V3 software with features that will continue to improve efficiency and meet your EMS agency's increasing demands. Here are a few of the features we’ve received positive reviews on from AIM customers: User and Group Profiles The Profile feature will reduce the time it takes to complete a run report by creating defaults by profile type.  Your crew will have the ability to customize profiles to specific service needs. Signature Capture Enhancements The Signature feature allows your crew to easily select all agreements they want on one screen and collect one signature for all pertinent releases.  This added benefit keeps your EMS agency HIPPA compliant, while reducing the amount of paperwork.

Topics: ePCR Patient Care Reporting