The PIE Leadership Team sincerely apologizes for the delay in final publication of the document. While awaiting formal publication of the document, we are pleased to share with you this draft document. Please understand that there are a number of recommendations that may look different in the final document.
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.
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.
The Promoting Innovation in EMS (PIE) project covered a lot of ground in 2015 and is entering a public comment period for the draft of recommendations to overcome barriers to innovation in EMS.
The page has been added to the Left Menu of the website and you can CLICK HERE to go directly to the page.
We thank you for your interest and participation in this important project.
-PIE Project Leadership
The Steering Committee will be meeting throughout the remainder of November to review and discuss the results of the National Steering Committee meeting that took place in September. The complete webcast from the meeting may be viewed on YouTube HERE, and below is the Proceedings Report from the meeting.
Check out this review of the National Steering Committee meeting from EMS1 !! Proceedings summary coming soon, and the full webcast is available on the YouTube Channel for the New York Mobile Integrated Healthcare Association!
The Promoting Innovation in EMS National Steering Committee meeting on Monday was a success and we thank all of you that participated in person and on the webcast. As we prepare the proceedings report and get ready to post the webcast on this website in the coming weeks, we wanted to provide everyone with the presentations that occurred throughout the day.
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.
Please follow THIS LINK to register for the Webcast of the National Steering Committee meeting on September 21, 2015, from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
The url for the Webcast will be shown after you complete the final registration question.
We have confirmed that the National Steering Committee Meeting next week will be webcast.
Interested parties are still encouraged to attend in person, but you will be able to follow along and chat online throughout the day.
….stay tuned for more details….
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.