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 below for a final public comment period from August 1, 2016 until August 30, 2016. Please review the draft document below 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: The draft below is not intended to be used for citation or reference prior to official approval and publication.