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25 Years! ImageTrend 1998-2023


  • ImageTrend celebrates 25 years in business
Focused on the Future - July 20-22 | St. Paul, MN


  • Second annual Collaborate™ Report released
  • Supported first states with transition to NEMSIS V3.5
  • ImageTrend Signal™ announced for incident notifications and scene management
  • Continuum® Fire Accreditation Dashboard launches
  • 14th annual Connect Conference resumed in-person since start of the pandemic
  • Hosted second ImageTrend Billing Bridge® Users Conference
  • ImageTrend Health Information Hub™ (HIH) achieves over 10 million transactions between hospitals and EMS partners
ImageTrend Collaborate™ Report: EMS Incidents During a Modern Day Pandemic (cover page)


  • Telehealth™ launches for fully integrated video communications, Wins EMS World Innovation Award
  • First annual Collaborate™ Report released, Collaborate research program wins EMS World Innovation Award
  • Slate™ officially launches with initial scheduling module
  • Elite™ achieves NEMSIS V3.5 compliance for Collect Data & Receive and Process Data designations
  • Barcode Parser feature launches in Elite allowing native code scanning to reduce errors and save time on input
  • Medical Advisory Board formed to align industry technology with research and patient care goals
Aware™ logo - white on blue


  • Aware™ mobile app, integrated solution designed to manage professional and personal life launches at Connect
  • Elite™ named 2020 EMS World Top Innovation Awards Winner
  • Slate™ standalone operations management solution (beta) announced
  • Connect 2020 – first time hosted as virtual conference
CrewCare™ logo badge on 5-banded background


  • CrewCare™ Report - First annual mental health report released
  • Epidemiologist Morgan Anderson named as Top 10 EMS Innovator for mental health research
  • Connect receives Visit St. Paul's Conference of the Year Award
  • Elite releases historical medical images, outcome notifications, preset values features
dinner banquet at ImageTrend 20th anniversary celebration


  • ImageTrend celebrates our 20th year in business
  • The CrewCare App is launched at EMS today, awarded JEMS Hot Product
  • ImageTrend Connect Conference celebrates its 10th year
  • HireTouch Continuity™ launched
Daycare group standing outside of Little Trenders


  • Continuum® is honored as a JEMS Hot Product
  • HIH™ Open Platform data sharing is selected as a Top 20 EMS World New Product Innovation
  • Little Trenders Preschool celebrates 5 years
ImageTrend™ Continuum®


  • Continuum premiers at ImageTrend Connect in St. Paul, MN
  • Certified Hosting is introduced, adding another level of certification above Secure Hosting. Security Services are also available.
  • Elite received latest NEMSIS version 3.4 compliance
ImageTrend founder Mike McBrady addressing attendees at ImageTrend Connect 2015


  • Elite is designated as JEMS Hot Product at EMS Today
  • ImageTrend grows to more than 160 employees
  • In its 7th year, the annual ImageTrend EDS Conference is rebranded as ImageTrend Connect and moves to a larger venue
  • Elite Community Health™ launched
NEMSIS v3.4.0 compliant Collect Data and Receive & Process certification badges


  • Elite is introduced as the first fully-certified NEMSIS-3 compliant platform for prehospital data collection and processing.
  • EMS Service Bridge is integrated with Greater New Orleans HIE
  • Launches Health Information Hub (HIH): Connecting multiple health data sources for integrated patient care
attendees at the first HireTouch user meeting circa 2013


  • Patient Tracking capabilities are incorporated into EMS Field Bridge™ for broader mass casualty incident support
  • Conducts first annual HireTouch E3 user conference
screenshot of ImageTrend Field Bridge Xpress


  • Launches world’s first platform-independent ePCR: Field Bridge Xpress™
  • Releases first platform-specific mobile application: ImageTrend Schedule Xpress™
  • Completes construction of its new building addition
  • Release Billing Bridge®, a billing solution for EMS/ambulances that connects with ePCRs
  • Little Trenders Preschool opens
construction of additional office space at ImageTrend in Lakeville circa 2011


  • ImageTrend welcomes its largest group of new hires ever, now at 143 employees
  • Breaks ground on new 24,000 square foot 2-story addition to Lakeville office
  • Releases HireTouch360™, a peer review and committee evaluation tool
A machine drilling the ground


  • ImageTrend’s ePCR solution used during the Boston Marathon
  • Ranks #1,701 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list
  • Finalist for Minnesota Tekne Award for TapChart
  • Ranks 19th on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 list
  • Finalist for an Adobe MAX Award for Hospital Dashboard™
  • Installs dedicated fiber optic data connection
ImageTrend 2009 EDS Conference logo


  • Trauma Bridge is renamed Patient Registry™ and now includes trauma, burn, STEMI and stroke
  • Reaches 125 employees
  • Partners with San Diego Medical Services Enterprise to provide handheld ePCR technology: TapChart™
  • Holds first annual EDS User’s Conference in Lakeville, MN
  • Ranks 88th in the Top 500 Companies in Software Industry
  • Ranks #1,398 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list
  • Ranks 26th in the Top 50 Businesses in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN Area
  • Ranks 11th on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 list
High angle photo of ImageTrend employees (number "10" in a circle) circa 2008


  • Celebrates 10 year anniversary
  • Ranks 6th in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Top 25 Web Developers list
  • Ranks #1,491 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list
  • Ranks 25th in the Top 50 Businesses in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN area
  • Ranks 17th on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 list
  • Reaches 100 employees
ImageTrend staffers aligning wallpaper circa 2007


  • Patient Tracking is developed to assist in mass casualty incidents
  • Patient at Risk is developed to collect and maintain medical records and emergency information
  • Purchases the rented office building and expands to occupy the whole building
  • Named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list
  • Reaches 75 employees
ImageTrend Rescue Bridge, ImageTrend Fire Bridge (2 Logos)


  • Fire Bridge™ and Rescue Bridge™ are developed to provide NFIRS data collection and Fire Records Management
  • Patient Case Manager is developed to provide electronic tracking and reporting of patient care data
  • Partners with REX, Inc.
  • Attains Microsoft Gold Partner status
  • Attains NEMSIS Gold Level software compliance certification
  • Reaches 50 employees
  • Receives the Business Journal Fast 50 award
  • Receives honorable mention for the Adobe MAX Technology award
ImageTrend staffers raising an ImageTrend branded monolith (circa 2005)


  • Resource Bridge™ is developed to assist in emergency preparedness
  • Trauma Bridge™ is developed to provide a Web-based trauma registry system
  • Moves to a larger office in Lakeville
  • Reaches 25 employees
HireTouch™ stylized logo


  • HireTouch™ Applicant Tracking System is developed
  • The custom development team implements a Medical Research Facility Management System
  • Receives the Deloitte Minnesota Technology Fast 50 award and National 500 award
  • Runner up for the Microsoft “Does Your App Think in Ink?” award
ImageTrend EMS Field Bridge, ImageTrend EMS Service Bridge (2 Logos)


  • EMS Service Bridge™ is developed for pre-hospital electronic patient care reporting for services, cities, counties and more
  • EMS Field Bridge™ is developed for pre-hospital electronic patient care reporting in the field
  • Nominee for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award
  • Ranks 6th on the Deloitte & Touche Minnesota Technology Fast 50 List
  • Ranks 188th on the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 in US and Canada
Deloitte Technology Fast 50


  • Receives Macromedia ColdFusion - Flash Integration Best New Technology award
  • Receives the Deloitte & Touche Minnesota Technology Fast 50 Rising Star award
ImageTrend® EMS State Bridge™ logo


  • State Bridge™ is developed for electronic patient care reports to be collected at a state level
  • The first State Bridge is implemented in Minnesota
  • The custom development team launches Online Quoter for FirstComp insurance company
exterior of ImageTrend's home office in Lakeville circa 2000


  • Moves into an office building in Lakeville from the house and garage
An ImageTrend technology specialist works on a computer server rack (circa 1999)


  • Hosting facility moves to downtown Minneapolis
  • Expands into the space above the garage
ImageTrend's first office in 1998


  • ImageTrend starts as a home-based business with two employees in a 320 square foot room in Lakeville, MN
  • Begins designing websites and helping clients with content management - the building blocks for ClickComplete
  • Partners with GE Capitol Consulting and develops online catalogs for Ag-Chem and Cargill

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