Penncare Inc. emsCharts Named Certified ePCR Provider in West Virginia

Niles, Ohio (PressExposure) May 12, 2009 -- The West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services announced this week that Penncare Inc. emsCharts products have achieved certification as a West Virginia third-party EPCR solution provider and are approved for use by West Virginia EMS agencies. Penncare Inc. is the exclusive distributor of emsCharts products for the West Virginia EMS agencies.

"At Penn Care, we deliver products for life-threatening conditions. It is important work. Important to patients whose lives depend on our products and services, important to EMS professionals who count on us to help them treat their patients and important to our employees who come to work every day knowing that we are in the business of supporting those who save lives." states Vice President of Penncare Inc Mr. Don Bloom.

Penn Care offers the cutting-edge, web-enabled electronic Pre-Hospital Care Report (PCR) solution called emsCharts. This software is a comprehensive pre-hospital data collection, analysis, Quality Assurance and reporting system. Unlike other systems that are capital-intensive and take months to train EMT/Paramedics, this solution requires no capital outlay and EMT/Paramedics are field-ready with 2-4 hours of training. All modules of emsCharts are simple, logical, and intuitive to minimize training and optimize speed and accuracy.

The State Trauma & Emergency Care System and the Office of EMS have partnered with the EMS Performance Improvement Center (EMSPIC) in Chapel Hill, NC to conduct the vendor certification process. Penncare, Inc. worked with State officials and the EMSPIC to meet West Virginia's EPCR vendor requirements for submitting data to the State EMS Data System. This data is collected by the State for statistical purposes and to assure system quality and accountability. EMS agencies operating within the State of West Virginia may now use emsCharts products to electronically capture emergency transport information and report this data to the State Trauma and Emergency Medical Information System (TEMIS). Customers in West Virginia can now enter Phase II of the process in which they submit their initial test data.

"We're very pleased to have Penncare Inc. as the exclusive distributor of emsCharts software for us. We now have this great software as an option for our agencies looking for an electronic solution," says Jerry Kyle, Director Office of EMS in West Virginia. "Their products will provide a reliable avenue for agencies to submit their data to us." Mr. Kyle acknowledged several agencies in the state already using emsCharts products, and mentioned that quite a few others are planning to implement. "We are happy that emsCharts customers in West Virginia can now begin Phase II of the data submission process."

Mr. Bloom adds, "We work non-stop to make sure that our clients in West Virginia are served at all times and our products are compliant with data submission requirements across the state." Bloom continues, "We are extremely proud to be able to offer our certified products in West Virginia."

As with all Penncare Inc. products, emsCharts provides pre-hospital care professionals with dynamic, state-of-the-art solutions for optimized patient health care, quality assurance and operational productivity. Developed in conjunction with the use of the web and fully tested by medical and public safety professionals, emsCharts software products provide a total solution from dispatch through billing. Penncare Inc. also offers mobile, offline versions of the emsCharts software.

Don Bloom

About Don Bloom

Sr. VP Penncare Inc.,
Niles, Ohio

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Press Release Submitted On: May 12, 2009 at 2:43 am
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