Allison Bloom is an attorney, consultant, coach, and educator with over 30 years’ experience working with Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Fire agencies, a pharmaceutical company, and small- to mid-sized healthcare related businesses.
Focused on the intersections of law, business and technology with an emphasis on strategic approaches to the business of healthcare, Allison’s experience is concentrated around legal and regulatory compliance and ethics, risk assessment and mitigation, business governance matters, employment law, health care reform (including population health and Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice programs), administrative and regulatory law, records management and information governance, electronic discovery, technology implementation, and general business management. As a trusted business advisor, Allison helps her clients enhance their value to the community, in turn helping her clients bring business insights and principles to their legal and compliance operations.
Allison has worked with numerous EMS and Fire agencies as a legal advisor and consultant, is a nationally-recognized author of articles on legal liability, health care reform, compliance, and risk management topics, and lectures frequently on healthcare, business governance and compliance topics at local, state and national conferences. She has been a contributing writer for the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), and EMS Insider, and served as a member of the EMS Today Program Advisory Committee.
As a products liability litigation defense attorney in the pharmaceutical industry, Allison became familiar with specific compliance and ethics issues inherent in large healthcare organizations, while routinely handling complex products liability litigation and health care compliance matters, and supervising teams of attorneys and other staff members on time-sensitive and large-scale projects.
She has also mentored and coached numerous first responder leaders, helping them navigate critical leadership, management, and organizational issues within their agencies, as well as developing programs designed to foster personal and professional growth.
Allison has been certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for over 35 years, having worked in both commercial and volunteer settings. She is a former President/Chief of Service, Director of Training and Director of Personnel of a volunteer EMS agency and worked for a commercial ambulance service as both a field provider and in the communications center. At various times throughout her EMS career, she has also held advanced-level EMS certifications. Allison is currently certified as an EMT and an Emergency Medical Services-Instructor in the State of Connecticut and is a Fellow in the American College of Paramedic Executives (FACPE).
She is a member of the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), and served on the Board of Directors from 2015-2020, including serving for a time as the Association’s Treasurer. During her tenure on the Board of Directors, Allison was instrumental in helping NEMSMA design and launch its Paramedic Officer credentialing program, as well as the Association’s leadership education Accreditation program.
Allison is a graduate of Fairfield University and Quinnipiac University School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court (Conn.), and before the United States Supreme Court.