Tuesday - July 23 - 8:00 am - 11:45 am
As healthcare, local government and technology evolve, EMS must evolve with it. Fiscal instability, the political landscape and a changing workforce also put pressure on EMS systems to look at new models and consider new ways of delivering service. Which traditional models—fire- or hospital-based, public or private, non-profit or public utility—are evolving to meet the demands of communities today? And what new innovative and collaborative models are emerging? In this session, some of today’s most insightful EMS experts will examine what factors are influencing system design now and in the future, and why EMS leaders might want to consider innovative new models that don’t fit neatly into the categories we’ve used to describe EMS systems in the past.
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Faculty include Bruce Moeller, PhD, a senior consultant with Fitch & Associates, whose experience includes serving as a fire chief, county director of public safety and city manager; Todd Sheridan, a Fitch & Associates senior associate who has managed operations for large EMS systems in Virginia and New Jersey; Chief Tony Stravino, MPA, Polk County Fire Rescue in central Florida; Brenda Staffan, chief operating officer for integrated services for the Regional EMS Authority in Reno, Nevada; and Jay Fitch, PhD, founding partner and president of Fitch & Associates.