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Mobile Innovations and Telehealth in Emergency Care

February 21, 2017 — 02:30PM - 03:30PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
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In the world of emergency medical services (EMS), ambulances help ensure rapid treatment and transport for millions of patients across the country. The model for this care, however, has not changed substantially in decades. Significant opportunities exist for more mobile and connected solutions to radically transform the delivery of pre-hospital care, improving clinical and economic outcomes for patients and community. There are virtually no existing, comprehensive benchmarks and evidence for how EMS should deploy these concepts. The City of Houston Fire Department (one of the largest EMS crews in the country) developed and implemented a combination of telehealth, health information exchange and mobile patient scheduling systems on tablet technology and we have seen significant impact on cost-effectiveness and quality of care. In this session, we will describe the solution and the journey. We will share the building blocks, framework and outcomes so that others can embark on similar connected paths.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the evolution and technology components of a novel, prehospital emergency care technology solution and program
  • Discuss the change in clinical and economic outcomes (performance metrics) for the agency and the community
  • Analyze critical components of the solution for other communities and organizations to consider as they embark on their own mobile integrated health journey
  • Recognize how mobile, connected health programs can be deployed in communities across the country
  • Analyze the effectiveness of connected technology solutions in a prehospital environment


Government or Public Policy Professional
Public Health Practitioner
Physician, CMO, CMIO




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