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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.

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!

May Regional Meetings Complete

We would like to thank everyone that participated in the California and New York Regional Meetings during the month of May. The webcasts can be found HERE for California and HERE for New York. The proceedings papers from each meeting will be published on this website in the coming weeks. The National Workgroup meeting will take place on September 21, 2015, and you can register HERE to reserve a seat at this meeting.