SAN DIEGO, CA (November 19, 2013) - TriTech Software Systems, a leading developer of public safety and medical transport software, partnered with Page, Wolfberg and Wirth, The National EMS Industry Law Firm®, to offer the EMS industry a complimentary webinar entitled Healthcare Reform: Charting Your Course or Just Drifting Along? This live, interactive event took place on Thursday, November 14th with 1,442 EMS professionals, and included presentations by Steve Wirth and Doug Wolfberg, of Page, Wolfberg, and Wirth, and Dan Voss, of TriTech Software Systems. The amount of registrants for the webinar event was a record-breaking number, highlighting the interest and timeliness of this important topic. Central to the discussion was how healthcare reform is driving the evolution of ambulance transportation to mobile integrated healthcare and the impact of this shift on operations, reimbursement, and compliance.
• Continued education is critical for industry professionals to maintain certification and keep up with the many changes initiated by healthcare reform in the US. TriTech offers complimentary webinars for EMS professionals which provide Continuing Education Units approved by the National Academy of Ambulance Coding. Recorded versions of webinars are accessible through TriTech’s website and may be viewed at any time to earn CEUs.
• The Healthcare Reform webinar emphasized EMS opportunities in a post-reform healthcare system and offered strategies for success in this new environment. This recorded webinar is available here.
Dan Voss, TriTech Product Manager
"EMS has the opportunity to become a valuable partner in the healthcare system, but the industry needs to evolve beyond the perception of functioning as only a skilled transport service supporting the healthcare system. We realize that this evolution is not going to be easy, and there will be obstacles. However, to capitalize on this time of heath care transition, we hope that EMS professionals are inspired to start looking for opportunities to become more than a ‘ride to the hospital’ and to start breaking down the obstacles that might stand in the way. We hope that this webinar helps inspire some of those ideas.”
Doug Wolfberg, Page, Wolfberg and Wirth
“It is critically important for EMS to make sure it has a ‘seat at the table’ with hospitals and other health care entities to explore partnerships in the delivery of community based health care – which is where EMS is headed in this age of healthcare reform.”
Steve Wirth, Page, Wolfberg and Wirth
“EMS agencies will be affected by health care reform both externally, in how it will change the traditional service delivery models, and internally, in how the law may affect them as ‘employers.’ Healthcare reform is evolving rapidly with major shifts in our health care system happening at a rapid pace. EMS agencies need to stay tuned and pay close attention to how these major shifts will affect them and develop strategies to survive and thrive in this new era.”
About TriTech Software Systems
TriTech Software Systems has been developing innovative solutions for public safety for more than 20 years. The company provides products and services to address any size and type agency with an end-to-end product suite to meet the needs of any agency – PSAP, Law, Fire, or EMS.