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Tuesday, October 30 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
Creating an Evidence-Based Practice for EMS in Integrated Healthcare

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Over the past few years, we have seen a proliferation of mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs launched by EMS agencies. Many programs that were initially funded by grant monies now need to find ways to be financially sustainable. In addition, EMS agencies need to prove the clinical value of the patient care they are delivering within the community paramedic model. Part of this process involves developing evidence-based practice for EMS in the integrated healthcare environment. This workshop will outline research methods, data capture, and useful metrics related to program funding and patient outcomes. Objectives will include: research methodologies; data retrieval strategies and informatics; outcome measurements; and development of an integrative healthcare research agenda. This workshop has been developed by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) at UCLA, which has educated more than 500 individuals in prehospital care research over the last 15 years.

Faculty
avatar for Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Vice President, COO, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania. He is considered a pioneer in the field of community paramedicine.
avatar for Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP

Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP

Director Emeritus, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Bax Larmon, PhD, MICP, is Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Emeritus Director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and Prehospital Care Research Forum.  Dr. Larmon has a vast amount of experience in EMS. He has worked as an ambulance attendant... Read More →
avatar for Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Room 201A