Services

CQI Program Management

Our continuous quality improvement management program is an education based,

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CQI Consulting

At one point or another every agency can use a little help.

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Auditing

Properly auditing EMS run reports is a time consuming and difficult task.

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To discuss your agency's EMS CQI auditing, contact us!

CQI Program Management

Our continuous quality improvement management program is an education based, turnkey program. We do it all for you. We spend a great deal of time coaching, mentoring and educating field providers to get the most from them. Our system is uniquely designed to identify real and potential issues before they become a major headache. Our scoring and rating system© enables us to get to the problem quickly at the first signs of trouble. We will work with your medical director to ensure that nothing goes unnoticed or unaddressed. The EMS QA/CQI management program includes:

To discuss management of your CQI program, contact us!

Consulting Services

At one point or another every agency can use a little help tackling difficult or unusually complex problems.
We are always happy to discuss consulting on any issue you need addressed. Initial consultation is always free, no obligation, and confidential.

To discuss consulting services for your agency, contact us!

Auditing

Properly auditing EMS run reports is a time consuming and difficult task. It also is an essential first step in the quality improvement cycle. In order to determine how well an agency and its field personnel are performing it is necessary to conduct a detailed and thorough analysis of the patient care that has been provided.

Girard & Associates provides auditing services for EMS agencies, EMS medical directors, municipal managers, and others who are interested in obtaining an unbiased opinion of an EMS organizations patient care performance.

The  Girard & Associates Performance Rating ©  is a numeric value that allows us to score each providers performance and to score the performance of your agency against other similar sized agencies. Not only can we tell you how well you are doing but we can tell you exactly what you need to do to improve. Your QA department can then go to work using accurate, timely data that can be measured and improved upon.

To discuss your agency's EMS CQI auditing, contact us!

Benefits to Your Service

For Fire Chiefs, EMS Coordinators, Town Managers, Medical Directors even For All

For Medical Directors

  • Fulfillment of hospital QA requirements
  • Experienced, independent paramedic review of all calls
  • Identification of problem calls
  • Help in addressing identified problems
  • Timely updates on clinical issues
  • Ease of reviewing computerized data and summary analysis
  • Summaries to benchmark individual agencies
  • Reduced medical/legal risk
  • Data for morbidity and mortality rounds

For All

  • Measurable improvements to patient care
  • Education and training for your personnel
  • Improved customer relations and performance-based contracts
  • Data for use in public relations in your community

For Chiefs, EMS Coordinators, Town Managers

  • Independent and unbiased run reviews
  • Internal time savings
  • Precise data collection and analysis
  • Educational, not punitive, approach to improvement
  • Tool for performance reviews and promotions
  • Good medical and legal risk management strategy
  • QI process standards that exceed state requirements
  • Improved profitability through reduced costs, inefficiencies, and payer rejections

To discuss benefits to your agency's service, contact us!