FINAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD! Aug 1st – Aug 30th, 2016

Welcome to the public comment page for the Promoting Innovation in EMS (PIE) Project!

The PIE Project began in 2014 as an effort co-sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S Department of Health and Human Services to highlight challenges and obstacles to innovation in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as well as describe approaches to overcoming these obstacles. The Co-Leads chosen to lead the PIE Project were James Dunford, of University of California, San Diego Health System, and Kevin Munjal, of Mount Sinai Health System. The project team recruited a steering committee consisting of a diverse group of stakeholders and leaders from across the Unite States in order to collect a comprehensive assessment of EMS and other possible stakeholders at all local and regional levels. The project team examined the difficulties to innovation in EMS by reviewing public surveys and conducting interviews. The project leadership then convened regional stakeholder meetings in early 2015 followed by a national steering committee meeting in September 2015 to review ways to overcome the barriers that had been identified.

The current draft of the PIE Project document is posted here for a final public comment period from August 1, 2016 until August 30, 2016. Please review the draft document and send us your comments, suggested edits, as well as any examples or vignettes for consideration in the final publication.

Final Public Comment Period! Now through August 30th. ‎

We thank you for taking part in the PIE project and for your contribution to help promote a future of innovation in EMS!

Please note: This draft is not intended to be used for citation or reference prior to official approval and publication.

Working Document To Be Discussed at National Steering Committee Meeting

We are looking forward to the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C. on September 21, that will take place at the Kaiser Family Foundation. There are a few seats remaining and you can click here to register as an attendee or click here to register for the WEBCAST.

Below is a draft “working document” to which many of you have contributed, either by taking the Promoting Innovation in EMS (PIE) survey, being interviewed, attending regional conferences, or serving on our steering committee. Keep in mind as you read that this is still the beginning of a long, iterative process and we expect the recommendations in the final publication will evolve significantly from their current form. New ones will emerge and the committee may decide to cut many existing ones. Therefore, we would very much appreciate your constructive feedback to help us improve the recommendations as we consider for whom each is intended, the problem they are intended to solve, and mold them into actionable proposals.

 
Promoting Innovation in EMS Draft Recommendations-9-17-15

National PIE Meeting Agenda-final

Agenda for the National Steering Committee Meeting

We are looking forward to the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C. on September 21, that will take place at the Kaiser Family Foundation. There are a few seats remaining and you can click here to register as an attendee.

The regional stakeholder meetings held in New York and California in May were, in part, an opportunity to learn about specific innovative EMS projects going on at the local level in the respective regions of the United States. Subsequent to these meetings, and following analyses of focus groups, public surveys on this website, and interviews, many recommendations have emerged to overcome barriers to innovation across several distinct and important areas: Legal and Regulatory, Financial, Education, Medical Direction, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Regional coordination within EMS, and Data and Telecommunication.

As indicated in the agenda below, each of these themes will receive dedicated time to look at the corresponding draft recommendations for each theme. Members of the National Steering Committee for the P.I.E. project will be leading the individual sessions and every attendee at the meeting will have the opportunity to contribute to the review of the draft recommendation.

 

National PIE Meeting Agenda-final

Developing a National Framework to Overcome Local And Regional Barriers toward EMS Innovation!!