As regional EMS program agency, Southern Tier Health Care System (STHCS) negotiated with emsCharts to make it easy and convenient for Southern Tier EMS agencies to adopt electronic prehospital care reports (e-PCRs).
The emsCharts EMS data management system allows EMS agencies to gather patient data electronically and share it quickly and securely with area hospitals and other agencies.
The emsCharts system makes it cost-effective for even small agencies to adopt e-PCRs. Electronic-PCR and EMS data management systems can be expensive. Most systems charge thousands in start-up fees and annual maintenance fees.
STHCS negotiated an agreement with emsCharts to provide e-PCRs to all 91 EMS agencies in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties with no start-up charges or annual maintenance fees.
In addition to generating e-PCRs, the emsCharts system also makes it easier for EMS agencies to bill patients and review ambulance runs to determine trends and community needs.
STHCS will process the ePCRs and bill $1.75 per PCR. We will also offer training and support for the eSTEMS system.
Electronic-PCRs can be uploaded through a hospital work station, a workstation at the EMS agency or through 2goPCs which STHCS has available for purchase. There are 2 models of the 2goPC's available for purchase, a base model which is $725 and an advanced model costing $920.
Both models include mapping software, browsers, protocols and company specific information. They also allow Bluetooth connections, Wi-Fi connections and Internet access as well as the ability to install and run third-party applications. The base model uses the Windows 7 Starter operating system along with a 32GB solid state hard drive. The advanced model includes 3G through ATT connection, a 64GB solid hard drive, and Windows 7 Professional operating system. Please note that these are the current prices but that they are subject to change.
To learn more about emsCharts visit their website by clicking here.
Click here for the Run/Drop Sheet.Click here for the ePCR application.