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ImageTrend Collaborate

ImageTrend Collaborate™ is a research and analysis program dedicated in providing vital insights into clinical, operational, licensing/credentialing, systems of care registries and public health data for the enhancement of EMS and the healthcare industry. The healthcare industry, specifically EMS, has a vast number of data sources including electronic patient care records (ePCR). These underutilized data sources provide insights to make informed data-driven decisions.

Collaborate brings together de-identified data to reach higher levels of awareness, including:

Spread of Public Health Issues and Epidemics

Examples:
Opioid Crisis, Influenza, COVID-19, At-risk Populations and Vaping Related Illness/Injury

Trends

Examples:
Call Volume, Dispatch Reasons, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Usage, Incident Dispositions and Patient Outcomes

Established Benchmarks

Examples:
Ambulance Patient Offload Times (APOT), EMS Compass, National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) Quality Measures and Core Measures

ImageTrend Collaborate™ Reports

ImageTrend Collaborate™ Quick Facts Report

Lights and Sirens Usage Across the Nation

The Collaborate Quick Facts are designed to provide rapid insights and awareness of key topics that relates to patient care, crew safety and operations management in the prehospital setting. These reports are supplemental information to inspire departments and others in the industry to evaluate their own data and how they compare against national data trends.

Lights and Sirens utilization in the prehospital setting can be one of the most dangerous actions taken during an incident not only to the responding crew, but also to the communities they service.

The usage of lights and sirens has a purpose, but the data suggests that the industry over utilizes these modes. National organizations, such as National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA), have established quality measures to monitor the usage and the adoption of dispatch triage systems continue to bring awareness and ensure appropriate response modes based upon patient condition.

ImageTrend Collaborate™ Short Reports

The Collaborate Short Reports are designed to provide a snapshot of data insights on relevant topics that relate to patient care, crew safety, operational management, and public health. They highlight and summarize key analysis and findings to drive industry awareness, validation, and more in-depth research.

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF KEY PREHOSPITAL STROKE CARE PRACTICES AND THEIR ASSOCIATION TO PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS

Emergency medical service (EMS) clinicians provide time-sensitive care for patients with suspected stroke. While model evidence-based guidelines (EBG) exist, there is limited research on national adoption. The objective was to describe nationwide care delivery for suspected stroke patients and measure associations between stroke care and patient characteristics.

Research Poster Image about Prehospital Stroke Care Practices

IMPACT OF OVERTURNING ROE VS. WADE ON OBSTETRIC EMERGENCIES IN THE PREHOSPITAL SETTING

Prior studies have suggested the overturning of Roe vs Wade (oRvW) ruling would lead to disproportionate obstetric emergencies (OE) amongst minority, younger, and impoverished women. The purpose of this study was to describe OE incidents, associated factors, and compare incidents with differing state abortion access after RvW was overturned.

Research Poster Image about Obstetric Emergencies and the impact of overturning Roe v Wade

STATE-LEVEL HELMET USE LAWS, HELMET USE, AND HEAD INJURIES IN EMS PATIENTS INVOLVED IN MOTORCYCLE COLLISIONS

Motorcycle helmets save lives, reduce serious injuries, and reduce healthcare and other economic costs. Currently, 18 states have laws that require helmet use by motorcyclists ≥ 21 years of age. The objective of the study was to compare helmet use and head trauma in emergency medical services (EMS) patients involved in motorcycle collisions (MCC) in states with and without helmet use laws.

Research Poster Image about State-Level Helmet Use Laws

COMPARISON OF TRANSPORTED VS. NON-TRANSPORTED HYPOGLYCEMIC PATIENTS IN THE PREHOSPITAL SETTING

Prehospital patients presenting with hypoglycemia need immediate treatment. Recommendations influencing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) treatment and use of treat-and-release protocols for hypoglycemic patients have changed in recent years. Limited research exists on current national prehospital treatment and transport practices for hypoglycemic patients. The purpose of this study was to compare characteristics of transported and non-transported hypoglycemic patients and identify factors associated with transport of hypoglycemia patients.

Research Poster Image about Hypoglycemic Patients in the Prehospital Setting

PEDIATRIC PEDESTRIANS INJURED IN MOTOR VEHICLE INCIDENTS ATTENDED BY EMS

In 2022, pedestrian deaths reached a 40-year high, averaging 20 deaths per day. Evidence has shown pediatric pedestrians are at a higher risk of incident due to a lack of cognitive, perceptual, and behavioral decision making compared to adults.

Participate in Nationwide Research

As your organization takes part in the Collaborate program, ImageTrend’s Clinical and Research team will be available to provide additional analysis on multiple topics related to your organization and the industry as a whole. We dive into research topics like pediatrics, community paramedicine, critical care, opioids, violence, trauma, and other urgent topics affecting communities.

Your state or organization will be contributing to advancing prehospital care and healthcare at large, to improve patient handling and outcomes. Research is valuable for all, but this is only possible through a collaborative effort.

Opt-in to compare your data against the national Collaborate dataset

Achieve better insight on national trends and performance

De-identified dataset is in accordance with the HIPAA Safe Harbor Provision

Meet the Team

Alyssa M. Green
Data Analyst

Alyssa M. Green is a Data Analyst who is passionate about research relating to EMS workload, deployment and prehospital systems of care. Alyssa's experience includes four years in phase 1 clinical research, six years as a paramedic on a 9-1-1 ambulance in a suburban EMS system and three years as a volunteer EMT for a rural EMS department. She works with the National EMS Quality Alliance as a project coordinator and member of the Quality and Research committee. She joined ImageTrend's Clinical & Research Services Team in 2023. Alyssa holds a Master's degree in Applied Statistics, Data Analysis and Data Science from the University of Kansas and has published works in Prehospital Emergency Care. 

Morgan K. Anderson
Research Manager & Epidemiologist

Morgan joined the ImageTrend team in January 2017. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology. Prior to coming to ImageTrend, Morgan spent 5 years with the Army Public Health Center Injury Prevention Department. In addition to working with clients, she plays a key role in refining ImageTrend’s Active Data Monitoring™, further expanding the monitors and topical content available for Continuum®, and publishing findings for scientific advancement. Her most recent work includes analyzing the Collaborate data and publishing a report on the findings, and developing the content and managing the data collected for CrewCare, a mental health awareness app for first responders. Morgan has research published in JEMS, American Journal of Preventative Medicine, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Public Health, Military Medicine, and others. Morgan was named as an EMS10 Innovator in 2018, which recognizes industry influencers who have introduced significant innovations in EMS in the past year. She enjoys spending her free time with family, fishing, camping, hiking and volunteering with retired racing greyhound rescues.

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