Readiness Systems is the nation’s leading Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program Compliance consulting practice providing automated external defibrillator (AED) program design, risk management, public policy and advisory services. Readiness Systems serves a variety of public and private clients nationwide, including Microsoft, the Federal Aviation Administration, 24 Hour Fitness, industry partners, and lawyers.
Organizations with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) must follow industry standards and AED laws. Those that do will be reasonably prepared for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergencies (preparation) and perform responsibly when SCA occurs (performance). Organizations with a complete AED program design and supporting written policies will be best protected from liability risks (protection).
Readiness Systems offers a suite of AED program compliance services, tools, and resources to help your organization meet these requirements:
|Richard A. Lazar, President of Readiness Systems, is the nation’s leading Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program Compliance Expert. For over 25 years, Mr. Lazar has designed and documented AED programs for AED programs nationwide. Earlier in his career, he practiced emergency medical services law, designed emergency medical services (EMS) systems, served as an EMS system administrator, and was an emergency medical technician. He also holds a law degree from Lewis & Clark School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon.|
Mr. Lazar develops and publishes national AED Program Design Guidelines that describe industry standards for AED programs and the AED Law Center, the only comprehensive online information resource that helps AED owners learn about the AED laws for every state, understand the AED laws in plain English, and stay informed about pending AED legislation nationwide.
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I am the Managing Partner, Healthcare Practice for our firm, and I am a testifying expert witness. I work with health systems, health IT companies, and health plans. Recent retentions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Drug pricing, patent infringement, medical coding, and billing and Qui Tam False Claims Act and fraud case specialties. He has in-depth experience in HIPAA mandates, the HITECH Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and is a published author and regular speaker. He consults to clients including Health IT investors, Health IT companies, and health plans and hospital systems in matters regarding HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breaches, Revenue Cycle Management
Management and Homeland Security
Dr. Hargreaves is a Brazilian emergency physician, holding an MA in Security Management (Webster University) and an MS in Political Science with a focus in International Terrorism. His passion for the field of Crisis and Disaster Preparedness having been engaged for some years as Director of the Medical Department at the Brazilian House of Representatives as well as the Emergency Coordinator of the Special Operations Unit.
His previous experience extends to planning and managing emergency response operations, disaster preparedness and homeland security, including five presidential inaugurations, mass gathering, sporting and entertainment events involving many celebrities and some official visits by Heads of State and other authorities.
In the Academic field, Dr. Hargreaves has lectured at different Universities and worked as a speaker in many conferences abroad. He also has many years of experience as a Professor and Academic Coordinator for several Graduate programs. He is the author of various books and articles in the field of disaster preparedness, crisis management, and Homeland Security.
Languages Spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French (Basic) and Italian (Basic).
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I am a board-certified emergency medicine physician. I have been called upon to express opinions in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, negligence, standard of care, and causation. I am involved in both plaintiff and defense cases, and expert witness work accounts for less than 5% of my total income. My qualifications include: o Award-winning emergency medicine physician in active practice with 25+ years clinical experience. o Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, regularly lecturing medical students and teaching clinical medicine in the ED. o Current VP of company that staffs 35 emergency departments, overseeing more than 800 ER providers in risk management and quality assurance issues o Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) o Past President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians o Medical Director of California Highway Patrol o Extensive publication and speaking experience in the area of emergency medicine o Experienced expert witness
Janet L.Taylor, BSN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT-B, is a Nurse with over 20 years of experience, the majority of which has been spent in Emergency Medical Service / Emergency Room and Critical Care Transport. Ms. Taylor has experience in all levels of EMS and Critical Care transport, from types of scenes to inter-facility transports. She has worked in various areas including ER, Medical / Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Intensive Care Unit, and Outpatient.
A Certified Flight Nurse, Ms. Taylor works with Life Flight Eagle, a non-profit organization that provides life-saving helicopter transport for critically ill and injured patients in Kansas and Missouri communities surrounding Kansas City.
Consulting Services - Ms. Taylor also works as a consultant, researching current evidence-based practices to update current policies for patient care. She writes modules for online education and her employer's education department. She consults independently with a small rural hospital in creating customized education modules to improve their staff education offerings.
Ms Taylor has been chosen to speak at various EMS conferences all over the nation, offering up to date content for continuing education and improving patient care. She is also employed by University of Maryland Baltimore County as an adjunct instructor.
Litigation Support - Ms. Taylor is an EMS / ER, Critical Care Transport Subject Matter Expert providing chart review, standard of care, and deposition services. She is available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant.
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John B. Everlove, Paramedic, BA has over 25 years of experience providing Emergency Medical Services. Consulting Services - Mr. Everlove provides corporate site consultation services related to EMS, OSHA, AED, and Employee Training. He has also participated in the research, development, and implementation of clinical care equipment, policy and procedure design and implementation, as well as clinical educational services for Paramedics and EMTs. Licenses and Certifications:
Serving as a Rescue Flight Paramedic, Mr. Everlove has earned over 20 Awards and Commendations, including an award for Valor. Most recently, he served in Nepal providing Emergency Medical Care to earthquake victims as part of an International Disaster Response Medical Team. View John Everlove's Expert Witness Profile.