Advancing the EMS profession

2018 Summit Program


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hilton Crystal City, Virginia Ballroom, Arlington, Virginia
Program approved for 6 hours of CAPCE credit

8:00 a.m.

Registration Open
Coffee Service Bar, sponsored by OnStar and Stryker Medical

10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT, President-elect, NAEMT

10:35 a.m.
Healthcare Transformation - A Clarion Call for EMS

Comprehensive overview of the state of the U.S. healthcare transformation, and the current and future role of EMS.   

David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Population Health, Co-Director of the Program in Health Disparities and Population Health, Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care, University of Maryland Medical Center

11:05 a.m.
The State of the EMS Transformation
It's been a full year since our last EMS Transformation Summit. What's been happening within the healthcare system that are/will impact EMS service delivery? This session will highlight those changes, the way that some EMS agencies have adapted to this changing environment and the results from the NAEMT 2017 national MIH-CP survey.

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT, President-elect, NAEMT

11:30 a.m.
Profiles in Courage – Hospital-Based

An overview of how Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC) began their program, the legislative initiatives to change the scope of practice of the paramedics within the state to enable the licensure of the Community Paramedic, and to give insight to the clinical success of the BRMC program.

Baxter Regional Medical Center (AR)
Gerald Cantrell, RN, Paramedic, EMS Director
Dan Snyder BS, NREMT-Paramedic, Community Paramedic Program Coordinator

12:00 p.m.
Profiles in Courage – Private Provider

How EasCare Ambulance Service developed their MIH-CP program.

EasCare Ambulance Service (MA)
W. Scott Cluett III, NRP, Director, Mobile Integrated Health
Joseph Hughes, EMT-P, CP-C, Mobile Integrated Health Program Supervisor

12:30 p.m. 
Buffet Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Lunch Presentation: Supporting the EMS Transformation – FirstNet Update

A fast paced update on FirstNet, where we are today and what is currently available for use at the near and far future for mobile broadband in public safety.

Brent Williams, Senior EMS Advisor, First Responder Network Authority 

1:30 p.m.
Profiles in Courage – EMS-Based Fire

For many fire agencies, EMS represents the vast majority of their response volume. Changes in stakeholder expectations for how EMS will demonstrate value provides an exceptional opportunity for entrepreneurial fire service leaders to capitgalize on the EMS 3.0 transformation. This presentation will walk step by step on how Las Vegas Fire Rescue developed and implemented transformative mobile healthcare models.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue (NV)
Sarah McCrea, Assistant Fire Chief
Jon Stevenson, Assistant Chief - Medical Services

2:00 p.m.
Panel of the Courageous - What Payers are Asking for to Determine ROI
Presentation sponsored by JEMS
What are the keys to sustaining EMS Transformation? Panelists will discuss the various ways funders of their innovations have been sustained clinically and economically, and what measures they are reporting to demonstrate value.

Profiles in Courage Presenters

2:30 p.m.
States: The Incubator for Innovation and Transformation

The impact of state legislation, regulation and payment policy on EMS Transformation has been significant in recent years, around efforts to advance and pay for community paramedicine and mobile integrated health programs in the U.S. Dan Felton will explore these trends with the audience, including how they can engage in the process within their states.

Dan Felton, Director, State Government Relations, Enterprise & Government Solutions,
Philips North America

3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:20 p.m.
Braving the Choppy Waters: Explaining the Value to Payers
Many EMS agency leaders, and even EMS stakeholders, have difficulty articulating the value of transformed EMS service deliver in terms that are pertinent to the specific stakeholder. NAEMT has developed a guide to assist EMS agencies to explain these value propositions. This session will introduce participants to the guide and walk them through how to use the guide with their stakeholders.

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT, President-elect, NAEMT

3:50 p.m.
Wrap-up and Final Q & A

4:00 p.m.