The gathering of healthcare data can make it possible to do things we could only imagine in the past. Consider the information that EMS crews have available to them on a run.
Now consider sharing that information with ED to the specialty-care units (e.g., cardiac cath labs, trauma center, stroke center, ICU, etc.) all in real-time.
Not only is exchanging this information important, but EMS applications are becoming more robust and the efforts to standardize EMS data of the years allows such information to be useful in these areas as well: