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Using Big Data to Tackle Big Problems-Brent Myers

Often the clues to effectively addressing big problems can be teased out of big piles of data. During this session, experts from ESO and FirstWatch will share strategies for making tangible improvements in your community. The opioid overdose crisis response shows how EMS data can be used to tackle a public health issue. You’ll learn about collaboration, how to rapidly and reliably identify opioid overdoses with your data, and what other EMS systems are doing to save more lives in their communities.

Learning Objectives:

1. Upon completion, participants will understand how ePCR data can be used to improve both internal operations and community response.

2. Upon completion, participants will describe how EMS data can help combat the opioid crisis.

3. Upon completion, participants will understand the existing operational barriers in agencies that don't harness the power of EMS data.


Becknell, J., Simon, L. (2016, December). Beyond EMS data collection: Envisioning an information-driven future for Emergency Medical Services (Report No. DOT HS 812 361). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Format
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
  • After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.