Self-driving cars may pose new challenges for EMS

Self-driving cars may pose new challenges for EMS

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.

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Enhancing  EMS Service for All Texans: Texas EMS Assistance Program —  HB 140

Enhancing EMS Service for All Texans: Texas EMS Assistance Program — HB 140
The Texas Emergency Medical Services Alliance

It is a common misconception that 9-1-1 service is a free and essential public service in which the cost is completely covered by local taxes, like police and fire. The reality is that EMS agencies generally rely on four different revenue sources to cover operational costs (local...

What are the Immigration Implications on Emergency Managers?
Emergency Management

Attention to America's immigration policies has intensified recently, with politicians and citizens wrangling over whether and how to control the number of foreigners entering the country. Emergency managers, however, largely don't believe immigration is their issue.

ACA uncertainty fuels slowdown in healthcare hiring
By Scott E. Rupp

After the astronomical rise in U.S. job growth in February, the same can't be said for the following month, March. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 235,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in the first full month of President Donald Trump's term.

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Community Paramedicine Lets Patients Receive In-Home Care
JEMS

For years, geriatricians have cautioned that hospitalizations can accelerate physical decline in elderly patients. They are more vulnerable to hospital-acquired infections and often require physical rehabilitation upon release due to deconditioning during hospital stays. Delirium also is reported in about half of the hospitalizations for older patients.

CMS now posting public health, registry EHR readiness data
Health Data Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed a centralized repository for public health, clinical data and specialized registry electronic reporting options to help eligible hospitals and professionals comply with Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.

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