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  1. Why EMS Scheduling Software Integrations Are So Important

    Managing an EMS workforce takes a lot of time and effort to maintain. In many cases, multiple software solutions are needed to keep order. It’s not completely farfetched for an agency to use a combination of software to handle day to day tasks. Processes like scheduling, time and attendance, and payroll are all imperative to . . .

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  2. Why EMS Certificate Tracking is Vital to the Health of Your Agency

    EMS Certificate Tracking Can Save You Time and Money Maintaining an accurate record of every employee’s certification status is extremely important to not only your agency but your patients. EMS certificate tracking software can help you keep up. Assuring all field member certifications are up to date will keep your agency compliant. Most importantly, it . . .

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  3. Top Scheduling Software Features for Private EMS Agencies

    Finding the right EMT scheduling software for your private EMS agency is easier than you think. Understanding what your specific needs are before taking a look at potential options will help narrow down the list of possibilities. If you’re not sure where to start, we have a few top features to get you on your . . .

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  4. How to Manage EMT Work Schedules with Employee Profiles

    Staying organized while managing EMT work schedules saves time and money when done correctly. In order for your agency to accomplish this, you need a place to store employee data that is accessible without sacrificing security. Being able to effectively manage EMT work schedules will keep internal and external operations running smoothly. Here are three . . .

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  5. The Benefits of Using an EMS Reporting Software

    The EMS industry is a fast-paced operation with an extended amount of moving parts. Keeping up with the health of every piece within your station using manual processes can be exhausting and extremely time consuming.  Without a reliable EMS reporting software, managers are left with long manual processes of pulling data, which may be incorrect . . .

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  6. Regulate EMT Time and Attendance Actions With Ease

    Clocking-in seems like a minuscule task employees do every day before the start of their shift.  But this inconspicuous task can actually cost your agency additional time and money when left uncensored.   Most EMT time and attendance platforms on the market are too rudimentary and do not provide EMT specific features that keep your agency . . .

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  7. How the Growth of Suburban and Urban Communities Has Increased the Need for EMS Air Ambulance Agencies in the United States

    As major hospitals continue to migrate their medical services to suburban and urban communities, the need for EMS air ambulance services in rural communities has increased. Patients living in rural communities are often left with 50-minute-long drive just to reach the nearest hospital. This rise in demand has given life to EMS air ambulance agencies . . .

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  8. Three Ways an EMS Employee Schedule Generator Can Change the Way Your Agency Spends Time

    Time is a precious commodity that we all wish we had more of. Whether it’s more time to rest after a long shift or get more work done on the clock, time is important to all of us in some way, shape, or form. Since you can’t get more time in the day, it’s important . . .

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  9. Manage EMS Employee Overtime
    With Automated EMS Scheduling Software

    As you grow, the ability to manage EMS employee overtime without a robust employee shift scheduling program can quickly become a problem. Figuring out how to juggle employee overtime is difficult without the right tools. If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a recent acquisition or rapid growth period, chances are you’re experiencing growing pains. . . .
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  10. How User Groups Can Help Your Operations Run More Efficiently

    Managing a station takes time and precision in order to achieve excellence in every area. With so many moving parts, it can become difficult to keep up with the day-to-day processes without having access to the correct tools. Finding the time to upgrade your current EMS management system can seem impossible, but the payoff is . . .
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  11. How to Get More Out of Your EMS Scheduling Software

    With so many crew scheduler for EMS platforms to choose from, how do you know you’re picking the right solution for your agency’s problems? You’ve created a list and checked it twice for all the necessary bells and whistles you need your new system to possess, but there’s something hindering you from moving forward. Let’s . . .
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  12. How to Find the Right Crew Scheduling Software for Paramedics

    It’s a new year and that means it’s time to evaluate key areas in your agency that could be operating more efficiently. We're not saying to just write down five bad habits that you’ll forget in two weeks... We're saying that you should analyze areas in your agency that impact the care you provide your . . .
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  13. How Workforce Management Online Platforms
    Can Help Mend the Hospital-EMS Relationship

    Over the last decade, relations between operations and clinical interests have become a resounding problem. With both parties having opposite interests with the way care is administered to patients, merging the two has become a conflict of whose input is more important. So... is there a way to decrease the friction between the two industries . . .
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  14. How to Manage a Volunteer Based EMS Workforce with Organic Retention

    Every year brave men and women selflessly donate their time and skill set to local emergency medical agencies around the country. Studies have shown that 50% of all emergency medical personnel are made up of volunteers. So, the question is: are you doing everything in your power to ensure that they are well taken care . . .
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  15. Reduce Holiday Pay Overages with Online Employee Scheduling Features

    Every agency abides by different rules for holiday pay rates. Whether it’s operating on a time and a half holiday pay rate, or double pay for hours worked on the entire holiday is completely up to you. Having the ability to apply the rules you need through an online employee scheduling portal can make all . . .
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  16. How to Serve Up a Thanksgiving Meal Without Any Accidents

    Oh the holidays, a time to gather around family, friends, and loved ones over a hot meal. Whether you're cooking a large meal for the entire family or simply cooking for one, these Thanksgiving safety tips will help you have your meal cooked and on the table on time. To help you stay safe during . . .
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  17. Manage Everything – Even Thanksgiving – Through One Portal

    Every year, thousands of first responders are separated from their families and loved ones on Thanksgiving Day. With the holiday season being notorious for high call volume, finding the time to take a seat and enjoy a hot meal, let alone preparing one, seems nearly impossible. As a manager, organizing a Thanksgiving feast for an entire . . .
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  18. Tips and Tricks on Staying Safe During Halloween

    Getting through a holiday without a traumatic experience is possible with proper education and awareness. This Halloween, enjoy time with family and spend less time focusing on the horrors of Halloween (no pun intended). Keeping up with the over consumption of candy, costume related injuries, and motor vehicle accidents can result in a fun and . . .
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  19. Utilizing a Time and Attendance Point System in EMS Software

    Learning how to effectively communicate expectations with an employee can be difficult for managers. Without established communication channels within an organization, everyone suffers. Luckily, there is an EMS software designed to address this issue and ensure that managers can keep everyone in check. According to an article found on EMS World.com, “Preparing the Leaders of . . .
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  20. Ways to Combat Fatigue With EMS Software

    How Are You Monitoring Levels of Fatigue with your shift scheduling program? On January 23, 2018, a paramedic and patient from Indiana died after an ambulance hit a car while transporting a patient. Local police said the driver of the ambulance allegedly fell asleep before the collision. You may be thinking that this was just a . . .
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  21. How EMS Tracking Software Can Streamline Incident Reporting Processes

    Is your company using Incident Reporting? When your team experiences a problem, your first response can have a big impact on the outcome. Every moment counts when an incident occurs and making sure your team is equipped with the right tools at the right time can be the difference. As your agency grows, keeping track . . .
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  22. How to Switch EMS Scheduling Software Providers with Ease

    Early termination fees can deter any organization from upgrading current services to better opportunities. Everyone faces similar problems, whether it’s with personal situations like cell phone contracts, or in this case EMS scheduling software contracts. The age of manually tracking time and attendance has become a thing of the past. Whether you’re looking to upgrade . . .
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  23. Protecting Your City Around the Clock

    “Police officers, firefighters, EMTs – they are all out there every single day – literally just a phone call away for anyone who needs them.”  – Doreen Cronin  Providing 24/7 services to cities and counties requires highly trained and efficient municipal-based EMS workers that are continuously operating at their best. Citizen’s lives often depend on . . .

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  24. Scheduling the Future of EMS

    Millennials are quickly becoming the largest demographic employed in the U.S. and the technology that their generation was born into makes this the age of the smartphones and mobile applications. By the time that your next recruits graduate college, they will be fully immersed in a digital world. When the younger generation of EMS training . . .

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  25. Putting Public Safety on the Clock

    Law enforcement scheduling software in the EMS industry can be very complex depending on the requirements for shift patterns, rotations, and FLSA labor laws. Each day law enforcement agencies face unique challenges and it is critical that these agencies have a scheduling & time/attendance tool that makes their organization more manageable.   Below are the . . .

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  26. Taking Air Medical EMS Scheduling to New Heights

    Air medical EMS services offer lifeline support for all emergency situations by either providing transportation services via airplane or helicopter for patients. Throughout the years, there have been concerns about the safety of transporting patients with these services. Air Medical EMS agencies around the world are making drastic changes to the current safety policies and . . .

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  27. EMS Scheduling Woes: The Prevention of Communication Breakdown

    EMS providers handle emergency situations daily. Regardless of whether it is a situation involving injury or illness, standards and procedures are in place allowing people in need of assistance to be able to communicate efficiently with those that are trying to help them. In emergency situations, communication breakdown between injured parties and first responders/medical teams . . .

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  28. The Simplicity of Integration – EMS Payroll Made Simple

    While many companies easily use boxed resource management software such as ADP, Workday and Paychex for their payroll and scheduling needs, EMS agencies need a more customized solution. EMS companies have industry specific rules and requirements that call for robust scheduling software that integrates with their EMS payroll software. Boxed solutions often leave EMS agencies . . .

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  29. Features to Look for When Buying Automated Incident Reporting Software

    When an incident occurs within your EMS agency you need to respond swiftly, capture important responder and event details, maintain accurate historical records and generate reports for risk assessment and liability protection. While excel sheets and pen and paper methods used to be the most common used practice for incident reporting, creates costly administrative time . . .

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  30. EMS Field Employees’ Most Wanted Mobile Tools

    How To Convince Your EMS Field Employees To Adopt New Scheduling Software   In today’s technologically advanced world, many EMS agencies are feeling the need to transition their manual scheduling processes over to a more automated and intuitive scheduling system in hopes of building stronger workflows and processes within the organization. But even after a . . .

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  31. Location-Based Online Time Clocks Special Events EMS Must Have

    Integrating a time and attendance software into your processes provide accountability, payroll accuracy and cost savings for the entire agency. There are many options for employee time clocks and it depends on the environment to choose the best one. For example, an online time clock is a great option when management just wants to have . . .

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  32. Top 6 Reasons Air Medical Agencies Need EMS Employee Scheduling Software

    Efficiency and time saving are key in all air medical agencies. The need to create complex schedules and communicate that schedule out to the team in a timely manner is a critical process, which requires the most reliable software and workflows to be in place.  Fortunately, with the advancements in technology, the majority of air transport . . .

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  33. How do EMS Agencies Increase Productivity with Automated Certification Tracking?

    Each year more requirements are put on the EMS industry to fulfill the need for higher quality EMS professionals. As the U.S. population grows, it becomes more critical for emergency medical services and agencies to keep track of required licenses and certifications and ensure that all documentation is up to date and valid every time . . .

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  34. Incorporate 3 C’s of Mobile Communication into your EMS Scheduling Processes

    Communicating effectively is a key skill in all professions, but in the EMS industry, it can be the difference between life and death. Effective communication encompasses much more than simply being able to talk to someone. Learning to be an active listener and picking up on non-verbal cues are great skills to have in the . . .

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  35. ‘Tis The Season For Scheduling!

    The holidays are a busy time for every, especially our First Responders! Luckily, ePro Scheduler helps set up EMS and Fire operations for success. Besides being a great scheduling tool, ePro Scheduler also offers the following: Time and attendance options A Business Calendar Certification tracking and warnings Employee management Advanced communication between managers and employees . . .

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  36. EMS1- EMS Scheduling Software: 9 Must-Have Features

    ePro Scheduler Plus was recently featured in the EMS1 article “EMS Scheduling Software: 9 Must-Have Features”. See full article here! Learn more about ePro Scheduler Plus

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  37. Report: What Separates Great Managers From the Rest

    Here are some interesting pointers found in Gallup’s research report, State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders. This article highlights the major findings about behaviors and demographics associated with excellent leadership in upper management. Building a strong and successful team begins with high performing and engaging managers, check it out! Report: What Separates . . .

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  38. Interesting Perspective on Field Preparedness- What do you think?

    An interesting approach after researching how to increase preparedness in the field. http://www.jems.com/article/training/prevent-medical-errors-field-cognitive-s

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  39. Vehicle Maintenance – Staying On Schedule

    An ongoing challenge faced by EMS, Fire and Police agencies is the maintenance of fleet. We often encounter agencies using anything from paper, Excel, or a basic calendar application for tracking preventive maintenance schedules, but these methods often lead to critical maintenance items falling through the cracks. That’s why we developed ePro Fleet, ePro Scheduler’s vehicle . . .

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  40. Excessive Overtime – Stop the Bleeding!

    Do you look at overtime reports at the end of the week and cringe? Do you feel helpless in controlling overtime? Are you making the best use of your part time and PRN employees? The eCore deployment and support team has a great deal of experience in the realm of overtime management and control, and . . .

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