Government Contract | Kansas
EMS Telemedicine

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00003436081

Bid Title: EMS Telemedicine

Agency Bid No. Title: 2023-002

Received Date: 03/08/2023

Close Date: 03/30/2023

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: Johnson County, Kansas

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 03/15/2023 05:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to: Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Office of the Medical Director is seeking proposals fortelemedicine services performed in conjunction with emergency calls, prior to transport. Currently Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers lack the capability to provide medical screeningfor patients who call 911. Medical screening is something that can only be provided by a licensed NursePractitioner, Physician Assistant or Physician. Medical screening ensures that a patient does not have asevere or life-threatening emergency that needs urgent or emergent care. Since EMS providers cannot provide medical screening they must recommend transport to the hospitalregardless of the severity of a condition, illness, or injury. This is due to the limited diagnostic capabilitiesavailable to EMS providers in the field environment to safely rule out potentially life-threateningconditions. Many patients call 911 for non-emergent and non-life-threatening conditions. Unfortunately, the onlyoption for EMS providers is to recommend transport to a hospital emergency department, no matter howminor the illness or injury. This single option of transporting to the emergency department is a poor, inefficient use of ambulances.Ambulances and the providers who staff them should be available to handle the next true emergency in thecommunity. These unnecessary transports to a hospital emergency department cause the patient to be billed for a service(ambulance transport) as well as a very costly emergency department bill (often minimum ER visits are atleast $2,000-$5,000).

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Product Code: 94887

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: County of Johnson

State: Kansas

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Robin Lynes 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 2400, Olathe, Kansas, 66061

Phone: 913-715-0596




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