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!
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