Welcome to the public comment page for the “National Framework Document to Promote Innovation in EMS”.
The Promoting Innovation in EMS (PIE) project convened an East Coast, a West Coast, and a National stakeholder meeting in 2015 in addition to disseminating public surveys and conducting interviews with experts both within and outside of the EMS community. The results indicated myriad barriers to innovation across a wide spectrum of themes. The steering committee for the PIE project conducted a series of issue-based meetings to review these barriers as well as how groups, governments, and individuals in various localities and regions across the United States have been able to surmount such obstacles and roll out or facilitate very innovative and impressive EMS programs. Furthermore, the committee looked at barriers that remain prohibitive to innovation in EMS and designed recommendations for those as well. A draft of the complete series of transformative and actionable recommendations to overcome barriers to innovation can be found in each of the categories below.
We hope you will review the draft recommendations below and provide comments and feedback that the PIE project steering committee may use to further improve the National Framework Document to Promote Innovation in EMS.
-PIE Project Leadership
Section 2: Recommendations to Promote Innovation in EMS
Section 2.1: Legal & Regulatory
Section 2.2: Finance
Section 2.3: Education
Section 2.4: Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Section 2.5: Regional EMS Coordination
Section 2.6: Data & Telecommunication
Section 2.7: Medical Direction & Oversight