Integrated Medical Transport LLC
Founded by three health care executives, Integrated Medical Transport LLC promises lower prices and better service than traditional ambulance companies. Its mission is to disrupt the current ambulance industry by offering lower-cost, high-quality service to patients in wheelchairs or in bed. Its small, locally-owned, Pennsylvania-based business is headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA. However, this doesn’t mean the company isn’t competing with traditional ambulance companies.
Integrated Medical Transport LLC began operations with a single vehicle and one employee in January 2017. Now, the company has more than 60 employees and twenty vehicles, making approximately 400 trips per week. With revenue estimated at $2 million annually, the company recently opened a branch on Fahs Road, in West Manchester Township, York County. This location is located near the future UPMC Pinnacle hospital. For additional information, visit Integrated Medical Transport LLC’s website.
To fully integrate medical transport records, the necessary individual data sources must be included. These include referring and accepting hospital data, patient charting, lab and pharmacy results, demographics, and vital signs. The record also includes the type of transport the patient received, which allows for cross-validation. The integration of these data sources is essential to ensure accurate and timely patient care. This is especially important in cases where the patient has been transferred between two facilities.
The quality of data can be assessed using a six-step framework: preliminary analysis, documentation-longitudinal concordance, breadth, density, and prediction. The framework was applied to data extracted from the Transport Data Mart, a data repository consisting of nearly 28 thousand records from sending and receiving hospitals. The framework was able to successfully match 9557 transport log entries to their respective hospital encounters. Using this framework, the authors were able to assess the quality of the data.
Integrated Medical Transport LLC is a new type of ambulance service that claims to offer better service and lower prices. The company specializes in non-emergency medical transport, such as driving people in wheelchairs or confined to beds. Its founders developed a model designed to disrupt the existing ambulance industry and are based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Costs vary by location and state, but they generally fall between $200 and $300 for a typical ride.
The non-emergency medical transport business generates an average of $800 a week in gross revenue and over $40,000 a year. Non-emergency medical transport software helps operators manage and route trips efficiently, collect compliance and billing data, and track payments. The average company can improve its efficiency by twenty to forty percent after installing a standardized software system. A single vehicle can generate upwards of $50,000 per year.
Compliance with transport mission log
The first step in achieving full compliance with an integrated medical transport record is ensuring data matching between the hospital-based mission log and the EMR of the patient-transporting organization. This includes the hospital’s Golden Hour 7 charting system and the Epic EMR of the Cleveland Clinic health system. In this instance, the transport mission log contains data for patients transported by the hospital’s critical care transport team. The main campus Epic EMR and the mission log of other transport programs represent patients transported by other programs.
Interoperability with hospital EMR
The current state of interoperability with hospital EMR systems is low. Only about 16-20% of hospitals are using electronic medical records. This low adoption rate allows manufacturers to avoid spending money on interoperability. Manufacturers hope that by raising the adoption rate, hospitals will begin demanding interoperable products. In the meantime, interoperability with hospital EMR systems can help make the patient’s health record more accessible and useful.
EMR interoperability can benefit hospital wards and the patients they serve. This technology makes it easier for hospitals to share patient data without compromising security and privacy. By creating a single electronic record for each patient, interoperability can simplify the referral workflow and increase the availability of patient records. By making records available electronically, providers can reduce patient wait times. Enhanced EMR workflow can help hospitals increase patient satisfaction, lower costs and improve patient care.