ABSTRACT

Emerging Digital Technologies in Emergency Medical Services: Considerations and Strategies to Strengthen the Continuum of Care   [open pdf - 4MB]

"The last two decades have witnessed an unparalleled technological revolution in digital systems, including the many ways and forms that information can be processed and communicated. These new systems--whether mobile, social, cloud-based, or big-data intensive--are fundamentally affecting industries throughout society. Certainly, important technological and policy developments have occurred over the last decade that will impact the way Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is conceptualized and delivered in the future. This is an opportune time for EMS to engage in its strategic direction; to choose how it will benefit from existing and emerging digital technologies with the aim to achieve, and even surpass, the original information systems vision as presented in the 1996 'EMS Agenda for the Future.' The purpose of this paper is to provide a broad review, analysis, and identification of opportunities for the EMS community to address digital technology developments and offerings."

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2015?
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Public Domain
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Emergency Medical Services: https://www.ems.gov
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