MedStar Mobile Healthcare Selects Fleet Genius to Automate Ambulance Fleet Maintenance Scheduling and Fleet Vehicle Diagnostics Reporting

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Prova Systems is announcing that MedStar Mobile Healthcare has implemented the company’s Fleet Genius fleet management system to provide diagnostic and maintenance meter tracking for its fleet of 75 vehicles. The system will be used to automate the collection and reporting of vehicle usage metrics that drive MedStar’s ambulance maintenance system.

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"We run a 24x7 vehicle fleet with fast turn-around of ambulances when they come back to the service depot” explained James Cogdill, MedStar’s Fleet Manager. “Fleet Genius helps us optimize the time of our team when the vehicles are back at our location."

Prova Systems is announcing that MedStar Mobile Healthcare has implemented the company’s Fleet Genius fleet management system to provide diagnostic and maintenance meter tracking for its fleet of 75 vehicles. The system will be used to automate the collection and reporting of vehicle usage metrics that drive ambulance fleet maintenance system. MedStar is the exclusive Public Utility Model EMS System serving Fort Worth and14 other cities in North Central Texas. MedStar responds to over 120,000 EMS calls, and has the most recognized Mobile Integrated Healthcare system in the country.

MedStar has integrated Fleet Genius into the company’s vehicle fleet to provide a new level of automated reporting of vehicle usage metrics and engine diagnostics to reduce the time and expense of collecting that information manually for the 75 vehicles in MedStar’s fleet. The data will be used to automate vehicle maintenance scheduling for all vehicles and will support maintenance metrics including odometer and vehicle mileage, idle time tracking, running time monitoring and reporting of DTCs and MIL status (check engine light).

“We run a 24x7 vehicle fleet with fast turn-around of ambulances when they come back to the service depot” explained James Cogdill, MedStar’s Fleet Manager. “Fleet Genius will help us optimize the time of our team when the vehicles are back at our locations and free them from having to inspect and collect vehicle maintenance information from the vehicle’s computers. This means we can update our maintenance schedules more frequently and detect and repair engine issues more quickly.”

MedStar has implemented the Fleet Genius PRO Export features which enable easy integration with a company’s existing fleet maintenance software systems and enables a higher level of automation of manual systems without requiring a full scale replacement of the existing maintenance software system. MedStar has installed Fleet Genius OBD2 wireless fleet vehicle monitors into each ambulance providing 24x7 visibility into vehicle operations and engine performance.

The Fleet Genius system works alongside existing GPS tracking systems to provide maintenance and diagnostic information not available from most AVL dispatch management tracking systems.

About Prova Systems: Prova Systems designs and manufactures Fleet Genius fleet management SAAS software and wireless OBD-2 and J-1939 vehicle monitors to support trip tracking, preventive maintenance management, driver performance monitoring, fuel economy management and vehicle diagnostics and prognostics for use in fleet management, drive-by emissions testing, secure access controls, usage based insurance and distracted driver programs and other critical commercial vehicle applications. Prova’s line of wireless OBD-2 vehicle monitors, wireless sensors and analysis products capture real-time operational diagnostics for use in its own Fleet Genius® SaaS application and 3rd party partner applications. The company focuses on OEM and aftermarket technologies which make consumer and commercial vehicles safer, more fuel efficient and greener. The company is based in Carbondale, PA and sells its products directly and through resellers in the USA and internationally. http://www.fleet-genius.com

About MedStar: MedStar Mobile Healthcare is the exclusive emergency and non-emergency mobile healthcare provider to Fort Worth and 14 other Tarrant County cities including Haltom City, Burleson, Saginaw, White Settlement, Forest Hill, River Oaks, Lake Worth, Sansom Park, Westworth Village, Blue Mound, Edgecliff Village, Haslet, Lakeside and Westover Hills. Established in 1986, MedStar provides advanced life support ambulance service to 421 square miles and more than 990,000 residents. MedStar responds to over 120,000 calls a year with a fleet of 56 ambulances. MedStar maintains accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services and their 9-1-1 Call Center is an Accredited Center of Excellence through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.

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