ACS scores $4M New Orleans EMS contract to electronically capture patient data

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Affiliated Computer Services has won a $4 million contract to provide electronic patient records capture for the New Orleans emergency medical services (EMS) agency.

Under the terms of the five-year contract, ACS will equip all New Orleans' ambulances with the Firehouse (FH) Mobile EMS software, allowing local EMS personnel to record complete patient data in real-time, whether in the field at a patient's side or in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

"We look forward to stepping into a new future with ACS through the adoption of electronic patient care records and electronic billing," said Jullette Saussy, MD, director of EMS for New Orleans.
FH Mobile EMS is the first product that has been fully integrated into FH software, according to the Dallas-based ACS.