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Dr. Greg Mears, MD

Dr. Greg Mears, MD
Dr. Mears joined ZOLL in 2012 as Medical Director. He has been an emergency medical services physician, educator, and specialist in performance improvement for more than 20 years. He demonstrates a passion for building integrated systems of care and for using real-time data to drive EMS operational and clinical decisions. In 2008, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services recognized Dr. Mears as the Top Innovator in EMS. Prior to joining ZOLL, Dr. Mears served as the Director of Innovation for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a clinical professor of emergency medicine. In addition, he served as the North Carolina State EMS Medical Director for 13 years and was the creator and Medical Director of the Emergency Medical Services Performance Improvement Center (EMSPIC). Dr. Mears received his medical degree from the University of Missouri and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Wake Forest University. Dr. Mears was the original principal investigator for the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS), the standard for EMS data and medical record systems, from 2001 to 2006, coinvestigator/ medical director for the project until 2011, and has served on the advisory board since 2011. He recently completed the National EMS Assessment, funded by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which serves as a key resource for EMS policy and development. He is a member of and has served in leadership roles of multiple professional organizations including American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), and National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO).
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Jul 1, 2020
The National EMS Assessment: Ten Years Later
2020 NASEMSO Survey Reflects Evolution of EMS Industry
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Mar 28, 2019
New Rules:  How Will the New CMS/ONC Interoperability Rules Impact EMS?
There is a federal agency that promotes, monitors, and maintains the implementation of electronic health records within the US.  It is...
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Jan 31, 2019
EMS and Healthcare in 2019: A Glimpse into the Future
I hope everyone had a great holiday season and a positive start in this new year.
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Jan 15, 2019
A quick guide to tracking and managing clinical data better in 2019
Earlier this year, ZOLL hosted a webinar on Operationalizing Data. After the webinar, we asked attendees to share what, if anything,...
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Jan 1, 2019
2018 EMS in Review
(6 minute read) There is never a year that is more interesting than the last, at least from my perspective. Some things come to pass,...
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Dec 19, 2018
2018 EMS in Review
(6 minute read) There is never a year that is more interesting than the last, at least from my perspective. Some things come to pass,...
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Jul 17, 2018
Change How You Communicate with Hospitals & Healthcare Providers
One of the most significant and dangerous gaps in patient care is between EMS providers and emergency departments. The antiquated...
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Jul 3, 2018
What Does Integration into the Healthcare System Look Like for EMS?
Paul Smith dialed 911. The EMS dispatcher using a structured set of questions quickly identified Paul’s chest pain to be potentially a...
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Feb 1, 2018
EMS & Healthcare in 2018: A Look into the Near Future
In December,  we took a look back at 2017 from an EMS and healthcare perspective. The new Trump administration, natural disasters, mass...
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Dr. Greg Mears, MD | Dec 21, 2017
A Look Back at 2017 from an EMS & Healthcare Perspective
As the year winds down, “look back” articles are popular. For some, it’s an opportunity to celebrate important accomplishments, for...
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