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OhioHealth Grant Medical Center physician receives second place at Heritage Research Conference


On Friday, June 7, OhioHealth held its third annual Heritage Research Conference at Doctors Hospital. The Heritage Research Conference shines a spotlight on research and scholarly activities our system provides in an effort to improve patient care. Winners from the individual hospital Research Sharing Days were eligible to compete in the system judging.


Cherryl Premdass, MD, received second place in the podium presentations category for her presentation entitled “Initial Review of an Early Goal-Oriented Therapy Protocol for Septic Shock at Grant Medical Center: Is there a Reduction in Mortality and Morbidity?” Congratulations to the winners of the Heritage Research Conference! Thank you to everyone who participated and to the Osteopathic Research Foundation

EMS: Improved clinical outcomes and downstream healthcare savings

The National EMS Advisory Council published a white paper: EMS Makes a Difference | Improved clinical outcomes and downstream healthcare savings in December 2009. This document is rather impressive and demonstrates a number of items. 

From the paper’s Introduction: 

Does EMS make a difference? Do prehospital interventions really improve patient outcomes? Can timely care provided in the prehospital setting lead to reduced total healthcare expenditures? After more than fifty years of prehospital care provided by EMS systems in the United States and associated scientific research, there now exists a sufficient body of scientific evidence to answer this question with an unequivocal YES. 
Evidence-based medicine has become the standard for change in healthcare. As healthcare systems become increasingly data-driven, the efficacy and usefulness of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has come under increased scrutiny. The challenge facing EMS today is to affect a system-wide transformation from practices based on tradition and expert opinion to adoption of national guidelines and protocols that have been developed through a rigorous examination of the scientific evidence and a systematic guideline development process. The growing body of research in prehospital care has reached a critical mass and there now exists a sufficient evidence base to scientifically evaluate the efficacy of select interventions. This paper reviews the literature documenting the efficacy of prehospital care and its resulting impact on patient outcomes and healthcare finance.