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File #: 17-0036    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/29/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/10/2017 Final action: 1/10/2017
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, recommending the Board: 1) Delegate authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director to accept grant funding from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority for the Data Quality Improvement Project grant program, if awarded. The grant is for the purchase of electronic mobile devices, in an estimated amount of up to $62,000 with no required match obligation; and 2) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to execute the grant agreement contingent upon County Counsel approval. FUNDING: State Funding.
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Health and Human Services Agency, recommending the Board:
1) Delegate authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director to accept grant funding from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority for the Data Quality Improvement Project grant program, if awarded. The grant is for the purchase of electronic mobile devices, in an estimated amount of up to $62,000 with no required match obligation; and
2) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to execute the grant agreement contingent upon County Counsel approval.

FUNDING: State Funding.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
1) Delegate authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director to accept grant funding from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) for the Data Quality Improvement Project grant program, if awarded. The grant is for the purchase of electronic mobile devices, in an estimated amount of up to $62,000 with no required match obligation; and
2) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to execute the grant agreement contingent upon County Counsel approval.

The electronic mobile devices will be utilized by local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) service agencies for collecting and submitting Electronic Prehospital Care Report (EPCR) data to the Local Emergency Medical Service Agency (LEMSA).

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
This grant application is due on January 18th, 2017. Grant award will be given on February 1st. HHSA is asking for authorization to accept the grant in advance of actual award in order to expedite the grant administration process so that grant-funded electronic mobile devices may be implemented with the Electronic Patient Report System (EPCR), which is scheduled for the February/March timeframe.

Currently, HHSA utilizes a manual (paper) method of reporting Prehospital Care Reports. To maintain compliance with El Dorado County EMS Agency Quality Improvement Plan the EMS Agency has committed to imple...

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