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S2E31 - "The value of "knowing" your EMS system – A discussion with Emily Bergquist, MSA, Paramedic-I/C and Joe Ferrell about EMS and data." Recorded January 25, 2021

April 26, 2021 EMS on AIR Season 2 Episode 31
EMS on AIR
S2E31 - "The value of "knowing" your EMS system – A discussion with Emily Bergquist, MSA, Paramedic-I/C and Joe Ferrell about EMS and data." Recorded January 25, 2021
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S2E31 - "The value of "knowing" your EMS system – A discussion with Emily Bergquist, MSA, Paramedic-I/C and Joe Ferrell about EMS and data." Recorded January 25, 2021
Apr 26, 2021 Season 2 Episode 31
EMS on AIR

In this episode, we introduce you to Joe Ferrell, Senior Program Manager, Customer Technical Solutions, Biospatial, IncWe also welcome back Emily Bergquist, the Medical Control Authority Coordinator for the State of Michigan EMS Office.  As a part of her job, Emily gathers, measures and evaluates a LOT of EMS data with the use of Biospatial. 

Biospatial, Inc. combines EMS electronic patient care reports from a growing network of thousands of EMS providers with other electronic healthcare data sources using proprietary artificial intelligence to support State and local EMS systems.  Essentially, Biospatial makes EMS data easy to access, organize and make decisions.  They’re a fantastic organization that has been working with many States across the country, including Michigan, to help us leverage our EMS electronic patient care record, or ePCR, data to support our quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.  For more information, visit www.biospatial.io.

Joe and Emily are here to lend their professional expertise and share their thoughts about the value of well-organized, accessible and usable EMS run volume data.  During our discussion, we will:

  • Describe the value of, “knowing,” your EMS agency and/or system by way of reliable ePCR data.  
  • List and describe various issues that obstruct the progress of EMS data entry and analysis.
  • Describe various resources that are available to assist EMS agencies and systems collect, measure and evaluate their EMS ePCR run data.  


This is a great conversation if you’re new or interested in EMS quality improvement programs.  Believe it or not, “knowing,” your EMS ePCR data is way more interesting and valuable than you could ever imagine, and Joe and Emily are here to help me express the why and how.  This is the first of MANY conversations that I intend on having about EMS quality improvement processes and I promise to do my best to show you the value, provide you access to excellent resources and entertain you at the same time.  You can find Joe and Emily’s email address in the episode description. 

Joe Ferrell
Senior Program Manager
Customer Technical Solutions
Biospatial, Inc.
[email protected]

Emily Bergquist MSA, Paramedic I/C
Medical Control Authority Coordinator
State of Michigan EMS Office
[email protected]

Please keep emailing your questions, comments, feedback and episode ideas to the EMS on AIR Podcast team by email at [email protected]. 

Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details. 

Follow us on Instagram @EMSOnAIR.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we introduce you to Joe Ferrell, Senior Program Manager, Customer Technical Solutions, Biospatial, IncWe also welcome back Emily Bergquist, the Medical Control Authority Coordinator for the State of Michigan EMS Office.  As a part of her job, Emily gathers, measures and evaluates a LOT of EMS data with the use of Biospatial. 

Biospatial, Inc. combines EMS electronic patient care reports from a growing network of thousands of EMS providers with other electronic healthcare data sources using proprietary artificial intelligence to support State and local EMS systems.  Essentially, Biospatial makes EMS data easy to access, organize and make decisions.  They’re a fantastic organization that has been working with many States across the country, including Michigan, to help us leverage our EMS electronic patient care record, or ePCR, data to support our quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.  For more information, visit www.biospatial.io.

Joe and Emily are here to lend their professional expertise and share their thoughts about the value of well-organized, accessible and usable EMS run volume data.  During our discussion, we will:

  • Describe the value of, “knowing,” your EMS agency and/or system by way of reliable ePCR data.  
  • List and describe various issues that obstruct the progress of EMS data entry and analysis.
  • Describe various resources that are available to assist EMS agencies and systems collect, measure and evaluate their EMS ePCR run data.  


This is a great conversation if you’re new or interested in EMS quality improvement programs.  Believe it or not, “knowing,” your EMS ePCR data is way more interesting and valuable than you could ever imagine, and Joe and Emily are here to help me express the why and how.  This is the first of MANY conversations that I intend on having about EMS quality improvement processes and I promise to do my best to show you the value, provide you access to excellent resources and entertain you at the same time.  You can find Joe and Emily’s email address in the episode description. 

Joe Ferrell
Senior Program Manager
Customer Technical Solutions
Biospatial, Inc.
[email protected]

Emily Bergquist MSA, Paramedic I/C
Medical Control Authority Coordinator
State of Michigan EMS Office
[email protected]

Please keep emailing your questions, comments, feedback and episode ideas to the EMS on AIR Podcast team by email at [email protected]. 

Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details. 

Follow us on Instagram @EMSOnAIR.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/emsonair?fan_landing=true)