September 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Baltimore sees immediate EMS collections improvement with Digitech

Briarcliff Manor, NY – September 30, 2013 Digitech Computer, Inc. today announced that collections for emergency transports under its contract with the Baltimore City Fire Department have outstripped projections by more than 50%. Based on current run rates, Digitech will collect several million dollars more from 2013 EMS transports than were collected in 2010, the most recent year for which data from fully resolved claims processed by the previous vendor is available.…


Added by Digitech Computer on September 30, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

BEACON: SMS-based emergency medical dispatching for developing countries

By J. Friesen, MPH, EMT-P

(Re-posted by author from

Since the conquests of Napoleon, or perhaps even earlier, coordinated triage and rapid evacuation of the critically sick and injured have been recognized as effective ways to reduce premature death…


Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 20, 2013 at 1:20am — No Comments

Mobile Marketing The Community Cannot Miss: Why ambulances are the greatest billboards never used.

By J. Friesen

(Re-posted by author from

Ambulances are the greatest billboard never used: they have lights, sirens, move on four wheels, and every time the community sees…


Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 20, 2013 at 1:17am — No Comments

"911 where there is none" - BEACON: SMS-based dispatching for developing countries

Hi all,

My name is Jason Friesen, and I'm a paramedic and founder of Trek Medics International, a nonprofit that improves emergency medical systems for developing countries.

For nearly 3 years, I've been working with a volunteer group of EMTs, medics, doctors and software developers to improve BEACON, an SMS-based dispatching software we've created for communities that won't ever be able to afford the advanced 911 dispatching technologies we have in North America, Europe, and…


Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 2, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments

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