Arriving on Time and High Operational Costs
Arriving at the scene of an emergency or the prompt pick up of a patient for treatment is critical to the success of your business. Unlike other service industries, your level of service can literally mean the difference between life and death. Making sure you arrive as a first responder or on time for an elderly patient isn’t always as easy as turning on the siren.
If your emergency crew is scattered across a large geographical area, it can be a complicated task to send the closet vehicle to the scene or patient pick up location. Not only that, you must ensure you’re sending the right type of vehicle to the scene based on the situation. Even then, finding the quickest route to a location isn’t easy with traffic, detours and construction.
While your dispatcher is responsible for providing the best information at the time, what happens if that information suddenly changes? With the urban sprawl of many metropolitan cities, what was once a field can turn into a new subdivision seemingly overnight.
Patient care is the most important aspect of your business. But like any business, you need to provide the best possible service to retain and win new business and contracts. The substantial overhead costs of outfitting each of your emergency vehicles with the necessary supplies and employing experienced and trained EMS professionals can add enormous expenses to your business.
Fleet tracking technology can help you provide the best patient care possible while reducing your overhead costs, including fuel, maintenance and insurance. More importantly, it can help you dispatch the closest vehicle to an emergency situation or patient location, saving you valuable time. Before we look at the technology behind fleet tracking, let’s look at some of the reasons EMS companies are implementing fleet tracking solutions to manage their fleet operations
Fleet tracking technology can help you provide the best patient care possible while reducing your overhead costs, including fuel, maintenance and insurance.