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

PIE Leadership Updated

Check out our project leaders here! The full list of national steering committee members as well as all of the organizations we have representation from are included.

Don’t forget to register here and make hotel reservations here for the National Steering Committee Meeting on Monday, September 21st, 2015!

The event will take place from 9:00AM – 5:00PM and will be held at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center on 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005. 

Space is limited, so register now!

Hotel reservations can be made at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center on 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Make your reservation here!

National Meeting on Sept 21st – Register and Reserve Hotel now!

Register here and make hotel reservations here!

In little less than a month, the Promoting Innovation in Emergency Medical Services (P.I.E.) project will hold its National Steering Committee Meeting in Washington D.C. The project aims to address current regulatory, financial, and technological barriers to improving EMS in the U.S. and provide guidance to implementing innovative EMS delivery models.

Thus far, the project team has collected input from key EMS and healthcare stakeholders from around the country through surveys and in depth interviews, and has held two regional stakeholder meetings, focused on local obstacles, in San Diego and New York. With this data, the team has identified specific barriers to EMS innovation and started the process of creating recommendations to overcome these barriers. At the national meeting, the project team will convene in person to further develop the recommendations. Afterward, the iterative process of getting feedback from relevant stakeholders and cultivating the recommendations will continue. The end goal of this two year project is to create a National Framework Document of actionable, tangible recommendations that a communities at the local, state and national level can actually use.

The project co-leaders, Kevin Munjal, MD, from the Mount Sinai Health System, and James Dunford, Jr., MD, from the University of California, San Diego, will be present, as well as representatives from project sponsors at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Health Affairs.

The event will take place from 9:00AM – 5:00PM and will be held at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center on 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005. 

Space is limited, so register now!

Hotel reservations can be made at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center on 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Make your reservation here!