Register for the P.I.E. Project’s National Meeting on September 21st!

Sep 9, 2015 by

The Promoting Innovations in EMS (P.I.E.) Project is a two year project that aims to address current barriers to improving EMS in the U.S. These barriers are often the same ones that hinder community paramedicine initiatives: legal and regulatory limits, need for financial reform, obstacles in data exchange, traditions in healthcare or EMS culture, and issues dealing with workforce and education. So, although the project is not specifically focused on community paramedicine, the goals of both overlap significantly and changes brought on by P.I.E. are likely to enable CP as well.

We’ve mentioned P.I.E. in the past, and now that its National Steering Committee Meeting is approaching, we at NYMIHA are excited to share a project update:

“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.” – PIE website update

The project is co-led by Kevin Munjal, MD from the Mount Sinai Health System and James Dunford, Jr., MD from the University of California, San Diego. They will both be present at the national meeting, 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.

We encourage anyone interested in community paramedicine, mobile integrated health, or building a better EMS system in general to register for the meeting – register here! It is a great opportunity to get involved with the national conversation on EMS developments. The event will take place from 9:00AM – 5:00PM on Monday, September 21st and will be held at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center on 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005.

For more information, visit the P.I.E. website here! Make sure to join NYMIHA for the latest news in mobile integrated healthcare.

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